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Jean B. Wheeler
Miss Bernice Caswell
Mr. Raymond Dower
Marjorie Wellman, '32
Thou hast not tall or stately spires
Ascending toward the skies;
No sculptor's work of art is here,
Or round about thee lies.
Yet Wakefield High, thou art to us
A great and sacred shrine;
We'll keep within our memories
These dear old walls of thine.
We know not what the future holds
Of gladness, wealth, or pain;
But wisdom learned within thy halls
With us long will remain.
The friendships of these happy years
We'll keep where'er we go;
And always praise thee, School of Ours-
Thv vision made us grow.
We'll honor thee as on we go
Through paths that lie ahead ;
And by our loyal, upright lives
Thy faithful teachings spread.
In foreign lands — on distant seas-
We may our fortunes try;
It matters not where'er we roam.
We'll love thee, Wakefield High.
MARJORIE LEE ALLMAN
Marjorie hails from the wooded section called
Greenwood. Robin Hood enjoyed bows and arrows;
Marjorie enjoys shooting with a disarming smile. Are
there not members of the faculty who are grateful for
it, Marjorie? She is going to pursue her artistic abil-
ities in future years at Massachusetts Normal Art.
Maybelle Anderson is one of the best-natured, and
most popular girls in our class of '32. She is one of
our prominent musicians. Nobody can "tickle the
keys" like "Bo". We fear the orchestra would be lost
without her. We expect you to be as successful in
your career at B. U. as in W. H. S. Maybelle says,
"There are drums in my heart"!
Ruth has been an active participant in sports
throughout her four years in high school. She has
been active in hockey, basketball, track, baseball, ten-
nis, and bowling. Ruth was a winner in the Senior
Prize Speaking Contest. She received her early train-
ing at the Lincoln School and is planning to enter the
Old Colony Trust Secretarial School.
WILLARD B. ATWELL, JR.
"Bill" Atwell, the son of our Superintendent of
Schools, came to the High School from the Warren
School. For the first two years we didn't hear much
from "Bill." but during the last two years he has made
up for lost time. He has been a member of the foot-
ball, the basketball, and the track teams, besides being
an active member of the Hi-V Club. In the battalion
he has reached the office of captain. 1 le also has
won a place on the rifle team for four years. "Bill" is
undecided as to what he will do in the future.
"Bert" Barry began his education at the Franklin
School. During his entire high school career, he has
been an outstanding baseball player. He has starred
in hockey, interclass basketball, and soccer. While a
Freshman. "Bert" was the treasurer of the Ancient His-
tory (dub and a member of the W. H. S. Battalion.
He also played an important part in making the Junior
prom a success. According to present indications,
"Bert" intends to go to college. We're for noli, "Bert."
MARCUS GILBERT BEEBE
"Beeb" came to us from the Hurd Grammar School.
Me has played an important part in high school activ-
ities. In his Freshman year, he played basketball,
and, in the following three years, he was a member of
the varsity squad, of the I li-Y (dub, and of the Stu-
dent Council. In his Sophomore year, "Beeb" was
vice-president of his class, and in his Senior year, he
was an assistant-editor of the Year Book staff. Marcus
intends to no to Amherst College after graduating.
"Ellie" came to Wakefield High School from the
Lincoln School. She was a member of the Civics
Club in her Freshman year. She was also active in
her divisional English (dubs for three years. Remem-
ber that a smile will carry you a long way in office
Vera's rather quiet, but have you ever heard
play the piano? You ought to!
She played at
lenry's Wedding*' and in several orchestras this year.
She also was a member of her Freshman hockey team.
Vera has taken a very active part in English clubs,
serving as treasurer and vice-president. She entered
high school from the Warren School, and is planning
to enter Burdett. "Bon Voyage", Vera.
"Bill" came way from Rhode Island to enjoy the
facilities of Wakefield Migh School. One of our most
popular boys, he is president of the Senior Class and
vice-president of the 1 Ii-Y Club. "Bill" has always
been an example of school spirit. I Ie led the cheer-
ing during the football season and is a captain this
year in the battalion. "Bill" is a good sport and
well-liked by both students and teachers.
ZENAS WORDSWORTH BLISS
"Zipper" is, as we all know, a friend to everyone,
lie came from Wickford. Rhode Island, and joined
our Freshman class. "Zipper" likes sports. He has
played varsity football for the last three years, and in
the gym we find him on the first team of basketball.
He is planning to go to college. We all hope that he
makes good, not only in his sports, but in his studies.
IGNAZIO N. BONFANTI
"Iggy" Bonfanti, a very popular senior, was a mem-
ber of the football squad during his second and third
years. In his Senior year he was appointed football
manager. lie has been an active member of the I Ii-Y
Club, and he has also served on the Reception Com-
mittee, [gnazio is undecided about his future Alma
.Mater, but whatever it is. he will be successful.
RUTH L. BOUDREAU
Ruth F. Boudreau attended the Lafayette School be-
fore entering high school and is now planning to
attend the New England Conservatory of .Music.
"Ruthie" has been very active in the school affairs,
especially in hockey, the Junior Prom Committee,
Senior Party Committee, and the W. II. S. orchestra.
.May your future be like your music without any
"Mim" has been our champion cello player from
Greenwood. However, she has been rather bashful
in showing her talent to us. She has been a member
of the Inter Nos (dub for four years. In her Junior
year, she was on the Booster Staff. This year she has
been on the Reception and Year Book Committees.
Get "Mim" to tell you about the lime she sat down on
her cello and all but ruined it. As to the future.
"Mim" is in doubt whether or not to attend art school.
Here's a chance to express your views, "Mim."
STEPHEN JOSEPH BRENAN
Stephen Brenan, whose friends know him as
"Etienne." attended the Lincoln School before begin-
ning his high school career. He was a member of the
high school battalion during his first two years and also
played in the high school orchestra. Stephen was ap-
pointed a member of the 1932 Reception Committee.
I le plans to enter Boston College in the Pall.
MILDRED F. BROWN
What "Milly" lacks in stature is offset by her con-
genial nature. She personifies boundless energy, ver-
satility, and almost perpetual motion. Her support
in the various activities in which she is engaged is al-
ways whole-hearted. As a member of the Junior
Prom Committee, the Inter Nos Club, and the English
Club, she has proved her executive ability.
JOHN B. BUCKLE
John B. Buckle, popularly nicknamed "Ben," first
learned to read and write at the Warren School. Since
his entrance into our glorious Alma Mater, "Ben" has
created an enviable record. I le has been an important
member of the football and track teams for the past
three years. Moreover, he has participated in the
activities of the Hi-Y Club, and during his Senior year
was president of that organization. "Ben" played a
leading part in the successful Senior Play. "Ben"
plans to enter Springfield College after he is graduated
from the Wakefield High School. We know that you
will continue your good work, laddie!
CHARLES C. BUTLER
Charles came from the Warren School and plans to
enter Boston College next year. It is seldom that you
s. j e "Brud" when he hasn't a broad grin on his face.
Among the sports he has participated in are track,
soccer, and interclass basketball. He has been a mem-
ber of the R. O. T. C. and the Senior Class History
ELIZABETH ANN CALLBECK
Elizabeth Ann Callbeck, known to many as "Beth,"
came to Wakefield High School from the Greenwood
Grammar School and intends to further her education
at a business college. During her four years with us,
she has participated in many activities, the most im-
portant of which are the Masque Club, the Inter Nos
Club, and the Senior Play. Be as loyal to your busi-
ness as you have been to your friends, "Beth", and
success will follow vou always.
MURIEL D. CAMERON
Muriel formerly attended the Lincoln School. She
has been treasurer of the Ancient I listory Club and a
member of the Inter Nos Club. Muriel is ambitious
and courageous too — we know, don't we. Muriel?
Last summer she successfully completed a course in
Latin at the Harvard Summer School. She has no
definitely decided plans lor the future, although she
has been considering Smith College.
ELIZABETH BELVIDERA CHARTIER
"I.ibbv" is a very popular girl around school. She
went to the Warren School. In high school she has
belonged to the Inter Nos (dub for lour years and has
been active in her English (dubs the last three years.
In her Senior year, she was an usher at the Senior Play
and served on the Class Prophecy Committee.
"Libby" plans to further her education, but is unde-
cided as to what college she will attend.
Lett\ r Christie, appropriately nicknamed "Dolly".
has been one of the silent members of our class, but
we've found out that after she is graduated she expects
to work. We wish you all the luck in the world in
securing a position, "Dolly."
ALICE L. CLARK
In the four years that "Babe" has been in high
school, she has been a member of the basketball squad,
the hockey and the tennis teams. In her Freshman
year she was a representative in the Student Council;
in her Senior year she was a member of the Senior Par-
ts- Committee. She has made many friends because
of her jovial, happy-go-lucky disposition.
DOROTHY BEATRICE CLARK
Dorothy Clark, alias "Dot", is a well-known girl.
She came from the Hurd School and has been an Inter
Nos Club member for three years; she was an active
member of her English Clubs. In her Senior year,
she served on the Class Prophecy Committee. Doro-
thy intends to go to Abbot Academy and then to
Joyce is one of those persons you can't help liking.
That sunny disposition and smile came with her from
the Warren School, and she hasn't lost either since.
She was in the Inter Nos Club for three years, was
vice-president of the Glee Club, and joined the Masque
Club in l c )28. Here's to you, Joyce! May you be
successful at Miss Wheelock's Kindeigarten School
Eleanor Collins is a "brick." She favors everyone
with her happy grin and usually has a "life saver" for
any hungry friend. "Nola" has played on the hockey
team and has been a member of the Glee Club and the
Inter Nos Club. She has become interested in leather
work, lately, and plans to attend the School of Handi-
crafts in Cambridge. Here's good luck to a good
sport — "Nola" Collins!
JOHN CON F ALONE
John Confalone, one of the honor students of our
Senior Class, came from the Woodville Grammar
School. This year he was the treasurer of the "Elite
Club," a Senior English Club. John, a member of
the Junior Prom Committee, was partly responsible
for the success of this event. Besides being a perfect
gentleman, John is very popular with his classmates.
He hopes to attend The Bentley School of Accounting
to become a C. P. A. Congratulations, John.
WARREN W. COOKE
"Cookie" came to our Alma Mater from the
Lincoln Grammar School. I le has been proficient in
the art of woodwork, and he hopes to continue his
good work at Wentworth next Fall. No doubt his
steady perseverence will carry him to the peak of suc-
CATHERINE E. COTTER
"lladdi" is a good sort of happy-go-lucky student,
with a pleasing personality and a cheerful disposition.
Catherine has a great weakness for music. If she can
hum her way through life as she did through school,
she will soon be silting on top of the world.
JAMES ANDREW COTTER
Sensible, humorous, and well-liked is James Cotter.
A graduate of the Lincoln School, "Jim" is of the opin-
ion that success is reached only by constant struggle.
Toward "Jim" the fair sex invariably shows its weak-
ness, but manfully, he remains at a distance. Best
of luck at Wentworth, "Jim"!
"Mini" is a fairly new member of our class, having
come from St. Martins, New Brunswick, two years ago.
Though very quiet ami reserved, she has a likable
personality and is a true friend. This year she has
been a member of the Class Prophecy Committee and
the "Elite" Club. Next year will find her enrolled
in Eisher Business College, where we know she will
have an enviable record.
SAMUEL PIKE CROSBY
The Warren School claims "Sam" Crosby, popular,
good-natured, and unexcelled in the art of gastronomy.
I lis good sportsmanship is shown by his well-known
success on the football team. Although "Sam" was
not a star in his studies, his jolly manner got him
"by." Coing to Massachusetts Nautical School,
"Sam" is assured of an adventurous future and, no
doubt, he will make an ardent globe-trotter.
ROBERT II. CURLEY
"Bob" is one of the most popular fellows in school.
I !e makes friends easily, and everyone likes him. We
wonder why he goes home at all, because he takes part
in so many sports. He was chosen as a member of
the all-scholastic football team for two years. "Bob"
undoubtedly will be one of the outstanding players on
the Holy Cross College gridiron in years to come.
DOROTHY B. CURTIS
"Dot" is a very conscientious girl and a hard worker.
Whatever she attempts, she always accomplishes.
"Dot" has always been an outstanding member of
English clubs. She is still undecided about her future.
ELEANOR 0. DALAND
"El" was graduated from the Hurd School. Her
heaven on earth is either the gym or the sports' field.
She was captain of her Sophomore baseball team and
the Senior basketball team. She's out for every sport
going, including tennis, hockey, and track. New I lamp-
shire University has her application for next year.
Everyone who knows her agrees she's a peach of a girl.
"Mike" has been a great help to his class by serving
on the Banquet, Prophecy and Year Book committees
this year. During his four years, he has been in the
orchestra, the band, the Glee (dub, and the Ili-Y Club.
By being on the honor roll, he has proved that he will
very likely succeed in becoming the "business man"
he wishes to be.
EDITH LOUISE DEAN
The Lafayette School sent "Edie" to us four years
ago. Since then she has distinguished herself by her
cheerfulness ami ready smile. Always willing to work,
she has been an active member of the Inter Nos (dub.
"Edie" doesn't know just what she will do in the
fut Lire, but we know she will find man)' friends where-
ever she goes.
STANLEY S. DEARBORN
During his wars in Wakefield High School. "Stan"
has led a rather remarkable existence. I lis peak of
success was reached when he triumphed over many elo-
quent opponents in the Senior Prize Speaking Contest.
During his Senior year, he was captain of the prize
winning company, D. "Stan" is going to a military
academy and eventually will offer his services to Uncle
MARY PAULINE DeFELICE
"Mamie" is a living example of "never trouble
trouble till trouble troubles you." Quiet? Yes, but
this is not the whole story. She is another one of
those deceiving women. From a clue here and there,
we find she's a loyal friend to have. We have every
reason to believe that we'll be proud of "Mamie", for
she's ambitious and earnest.
DAVID T. DELLINGER
"Dave" has been an ardent and successful ath-
lete, but he excels in track. His specialty is the
mile, but he proved his ability as a long distance run-
ner by winning first place at the Harvard Inter-
scholastic Cross-country Meet last fall over a field of
one hundred eighty. "Dave" is, above all, a good
sportsman and will be most valuable to Yale. lie
displayed his dramatic ability when he played the mas-
culine lead in the Senior Play, and when he won a
prize in the Senior Prize Speaking Contest.
A quiet and good-natured fellow, "Nugget'
Wakefield Nigh after having attended the Warren
School. lie is now preparing to enter Boston College.
Edward has been very active in athletic squads, among
which are baseball, football, and track. "Nugget"
was also a member of the Class Will Committee.
Here's hoping you make good in your college career,
JOHN THOMAS DINAN
"Jo" Dinan entered the High School from
the Warren School. As a Freshman, he was a
member of the high school battalion and the Ancient
History Club. During his first three years, "Jo" par-
ticipated in track and inter-class basketball. In his
Senior year he won a first prize in the Senior Prize
Speaking Contest. He intends to enter college in the
fall. Here's hoping you make good, "Jo"!
Ruth Dodge, known to us as "Dodgie", entered our
class from the Greenwood Grammar School. "Dodgie"
has taken part in the activities of the Debating Club,
the English program committee, field hockey, and
bowling. Your plans for the future are still dim, but
may success be yours in whatever profession you
"Dot" also adds her name to the list of "tiny tots."
Being small did not stop her from taking pari in sev-
eral sports. Her winning smile has carried her through
school, and we are sure it will help her in her business
DONALD KAY DULEY
Although "Don's" spare moments have been occu-
pied with frequent "moose" calls, his most important
activity is track. During his Sophomore year he went
out for interclass track, and during the last two years
he has been doing excellent work as a sprinter. The
future holds great things for steady pluggers like
DOROTHY MARIE EASTMAN
"Dot" Eastman has been active in many of the
clubs here at school and was appointed a member of
the Class Gift Committee. Cheer up, "Dot," they
don't have history at Burdett College.
MAXWELL A. EATON
"Taxie's" small stature doesn't keep him from hold-
ing his own in various activities. He was an active
member of both the rifle team and the tennis team.
His ability in oral work was a pleasant surprise to
most of us when he ably rendered a selection in the
Senior Prize Speaking Contest. This quality was also
brought out when he played in the Hi-Y play,
"Tweedles." Here's luck to "Taxie" at Browne and
Nichols Preparatory School.
"Dotty" is always willing to do her part. She gave
a good account of herself in a recent debate in room
301. Whatever you decide to do, "Dotty", we know
you will make good.
JOSEPH THOMAS EGAN
Beware of a "Cyclone" that shoots! Tom was on
the rifle team for three years. He attended the oldest
school in town for four years, but that does not mean
that Tom is a "back number." Undoubtedly he will
be a success at the technical school which he plans to
One of the best-known of the class of '32 is Wilhelm
Eiikson, popularly called "Eric." Baseball and the
Glee Club have claimed most of his time since he came
to W. H. S., but it is rumored that he has caused many
feminine hearts to flutter. Success comes to the per-
Warren Farwell, nicknamed "Mosey" by his friend-
ly enemies, came to Wakefield High from Montrose.
He has belonged to the Glee Club for four years, tak-
ing part in the concerts and operetta. He is seldom
without his harmonica, which he plays surprisingly
"Murrie", a faithful and conscientious lad, has been
on the honor roll frequently. During his Sophomore
year, he served on the Class Motto Committee. Ik-
was also a member of the interclass championship
basketball team in his Junior year. At present, he
plans to enter Tufts College. His many friends know
that his future will be successful.
CARRIE F. FINDLAY
"ki" is a popular member of her class. In her
Junior year she was treasurer of the class, secretary of
her English club, and a member of the Junior Prom
Committee. She has also been active on the hockey
and the baseball teams. We think your vacation last
summer was too much for you, "Ki," because you
haven't been out for sports this year.
ANNA MARIE FINN
"Finnan" is another one of our red-heads, but did
you ever see her without "Haddi"? She is well-
known in all the Girls' Athletic circles, though she was
rather shy at first. "Finnan" is known for playing
the game straight. We know you'll be a success in
the business world with that motto. Good work,
"Miggie" came from the Warren School. President
of the Inter Nos Club and a member of various ath-
letic teams, she has been an active and popular mem-
ber of our class for four years. Her laugh is said to
give many young swains a case of "Fitz." If she is
as successful at Wellesley College as she has been here,
her future will be a happy one. Later, "Miggie" hopes
to enter John Hopkins University to obtain an M. D.
ERNEST J. FLANNIGAN
Ernest is one of those strong men in the uniform the
girls admire. Though he is quiet, he is always a
pleasant companion and a cheerful friend. He has
been active in the battalion throughout his four years
of high school, and this year he attained the rank of
First Lieutenant. So you're going to New Hampton
Preparatory School and Harvard, Ernest — look out for
the women with that uniform!
Alison, alias "Al," has taken part in a number of
activities relating mostly to the Hi-Y Club. He be-
came a member last year and was elected treasurer this
year. Alison has always been a bright scholar since
his training in Greenwood Grammar School. "Al"
seems to be a quiet but very likable chap.
MARY DOWNING FOSTER
Mary Downing Foster is a well-liked girl around
school. She came from the llurd Grammar School.
In her Freshman year she starred in hockey, basket-
ball, track, and tennis. She has been very popular in
the art division during her four years. Mary plans
to enter prep school in the Fall, and then to attend
The Vesper George School of Art.
RFNA MAE FUELER
Quiet and unassuming, Rena has a smile which most
folks find entrancing. She received her early training
(in smiling?) at the Montrose School. At present she is
still undecided as to her future plans. Perhaps we
could help you select a profession, Rena. We aim to
Brown-eyed "Janet" came to us from the Warren
and Lafayette schools. She participated in basketball
and track during her four years. "Janet" was exceed-
ingly devoted to "football", although she was only an
interested spectator. She is a very active Senior and
deserves her well-merited popularity. "Janet" plans
to go to college in the fall. Congratulations, lassie!
DOROTHY RUTH GATES
"Dot" Gates came from the Greenwood Grammar
School and has been popular during her four years at
Wakefield High. She has been an Inter Nos (dub
girl all four years and a prominent member of her
Junior and Senior English (dubs. "Dot" plans to go
to Lasell Seminary and then to Simmons College.
The doings of "Rudy" Gerry and his Sad Syncopa-
tors have become a by word at W. H. S. this year.
"Rudy" leads the orchestra and imitates the latest
crooners on the slightest provocation. He was in the
Senior Play cast this year and in the Junior Prom
entertainment last year. "Rudy" is good-natured
and well-liked by all his classmates.
LILLIAN FRANCIS GILL
"Lill" has been one of the most popular girls of the
class. She was a faithful member of the Inter Nos,
English, and Girls' Glee (dubs. During her Sopho-
more year, she was elected secretary of the Masque
(dub'. The next year "Lill" was elected secretary of
the Junior class. She has decided to attend Marycliff
T Id ELM A LOUISE GILL
"Thelmie" entered the High School from the Green-
wood Grammar School. She served three years as a
member of the office corps and at the information desk.
As a sophomore, she assisted in the Library and was
appointed to the Class Motto Committee. She was
active in both the Glee Club and Inter Nos Club work
in her Junior year. She plans to enter Normal School.
athletics and in
During her four
Eleanor brought her ability in
studies from the Warren School,
years at W. H. S., she has been an active member and
officer of the Inter Nos Club and a guard on the bas-
ketball team. Last fall, she was a member of the
Senior Play cast. Eleanor won the distinction of be-
ing Salutatorian of our class. In September, she is
going to Bates College.
WILLIAM A. GRADY
"Bill" was a member of the R. 0. T. C. in his Fresh-
man and Sophomore years. He also played on the
inter-class baseball team. If you see "Bill" driving
one of "Charlie" Doyle's trucks, don't think that he
is skipping school, for "Bill" is only earning money in
his spare time. He is planning to attend Northeast-
MARY A. GRANESE
Mary, a graduate of the Franklin School, has been
a popular and very successful student. She has been
a member of the Inter Nos Club, the Year Book staff,
the Reception Committee, and the girls' tennis team,
as well as being an honor student during her four
years. We are all proud to greet her as the valedic-
torian of our class. Mary is worthy of the honor
bestowed upon her. Both quality and quantity are
outstanding attributes of her character. She will un-
doubtedly be seen on the campus of Radcliffe College
HELEN E. GREANY
If a person were to meet "Sis" for the first time, he
would receive the impression that she is a quiet girl.
That opinion soon disappears as one becomes better
acquainted with her. It will then be found that she
is a jovial and a loyal companion.
RUTH L. GRIFFIN
"Ruthie" is our sporting member. She has been the
captain of the girls' basketball team and has also been
seen on the hockey field. Whether dashing over grass
will help her in future years, we do not know. She has
proved herself capable in her school activities and
various entertainment committees, and we feel sure
that she will reach the top of the ladder. Inter Nos
Club, Glee Club, and English Club are a few of her
MARY PEABODY GRIFFITHS
Mary is known throughout the school as a class
cut-up. She came from the Hurd School and has been
very popular during her four years in high school.
She has been an Inter Nos Club girl for all four years.
During her Senior year, she had a humorous part in
the Senior play and also served on the Class Gift Com-
mittee. She is preparing to enter Vesper George
School of Art next fall.
JOSEPH HOWARD GUINTA
"Joe" has been one of the leading violinists of the
Wakefield High School. I le has been a member of
the orchestra for four years. During his Freshman
and Sophomore years, he was a member of the rifle
team. He has decided to attend a medical school.
When "Joe" comes around with his black bag and little
pink pills, it will be difficult to think of him as a doc-
Rose, a pretty and conscientious girl, is a faithful
student of the commercial course. For three years
she has been an active member of her English Clubs.
Her business efficiency will be a help in her future
WILLIAM A. HAMPTON
"Art" is a jolly good fellow with a great sense of
humor. He was a member of the R. O. T. C for two
years, and, during his second year, he was promoted to
the rank of sergeant. He was also a member of the
football squad for two years.
THELMA ELIZABETH HANRIGHT
"Iggy" is well known not only in Wakefield but in
"South Boston." She was on the girls' baseball team
for two years and on the Senior Dance Committee,
taking part in the entertainment. We hear she has a
passion for a gigilo, or is it "Gigi"?
CAROLINE HARRIS HASKELL
Believe it or not, the dignified, smartly dressed
"Kay" comes from Lynnfield! Her charming per-
sonality adds grace to any gathering. She has been
a willing worker on the Junior Prom Committee and in
the Inter Nos Club. We hear that her future is un-
decided, but we know it will be successful, even though
it is only working among pots and "Pans."
EDNA LILLIAN HAYWARD
Edna Hayward, one of the flashing, quiet, young
ladies from South Lynnfield, expects to attend Burdett
College. She has been a member of the Girls' Glee
Club and the Inter Nos Club for two years. We call
Vivacious, blithesome, and gay, Ann Hennessey,
nicknamed "Yid", is one of the most popular students
in Wakefield High School. Ann, a graduate of the
Montrose Grammar School, has led a rather glamorous
career since her entrance into our Alma Mater. Al-
though she has not been noticeably active on commit-
tees and teams, her conquests among the male student
body are recommendations enough to those who are
not included among her few confidants. Remember,
Ann, all nurses are heartbreakers!
EFFIE MARIE IIOAG
"Ef" came to us from the Woodville School. Shy,
but always cheerful and ready to help, she has found
a place for herself in the hearts of those who know her.
She has been an active member of the Inter Nos Club,
and took part in the Senior Prize Speaking Contest.
"Ef" plans to study music.
CHARLOTTE OR A HOLT
Charlotte Ora Holt, known to us as "Char," came to
Wakefield High School from the Lafayette School.
Among the many activities in which she participated,
her work in basketball, field hockey, the Alcycnes
Club, and Junior Prom committee are outstanding.
\ our merry ways make life worth while, "Char."
MADELINE GUBTAL HOWE
Madeline's red hair belies her disposition — she has
not a fiery temper but is always smiling and pleasant.
Since the time she came to us from the Lafayette
School, she has been an active member in the Inter
Nos Club, on the Class Day Committee, the Year Book
staff, the History Committee, and participated in the
Senior Prize Speaking Contest. She also has received
awards for her work on the basketball team. Madeline
is going to Simmons College to study to be a librarian
"Don," he who breezily blows in from Lynn-
field Centre each morning, is one of the outstand-
ing men in this great class of ours. "Don" was on our
track and cross-country teams this year. He was the
hero of our Senior Play. He is planning to attend
the college that Rudy Yallee put on the map, the
University of Maine. Don't forget us, "Don"!
VERNA I. JENKINS
Verna came to us from the Bellows Falls Grammar
School in Vermont. She has been a valuable mem-
ber of the orchestra and Girls' Glee Club for three
years. During her Freshman and Sophomore years,
she was a member of the Athletic Council.
CARL RUDOLPH JOHNSON
"Johnnie's" activities were confined to interclass
basketball, drill, and the Senior Dance Committee.
After his graduation from I lobart College, he intends
to lock himself up in a biological laboratory. He
doesn't say much, but "actions speak louder than
GORDON L. KALLENBERG
"Kal" came all the way from South Lynnfield
Grammar School to honor us with his presence. lie
has been a member of the R. O. T. C. for two years.
"Kal" plans to further his education at Wentworth
Greenwood claims Barbara Kelloway, called "Barb"
for short. She is going to train lor nursing at the
Children's Hospital. What do you say, let's get sick.
Just one more thing. "Barb." Did you ever get over
that passion you had for French when you were a
M. ALICE KELLOWAY
"Al" has been a well-liked member of the com-
mercial department. In her Freshman year she went
out lor hockey and worked at the information desk.
She has belonged to the Inter Nos Club and to Junior
and Senior English Clubs. We do hope, "Al," when
you get a position as private secretary, that they will
furnish you with a nice Remington. Good luck to
you at Chandler's Secretarial School.
"Dot" is another Kelloway girl, coming from
Greenwood. She was a member of the English (dubs
during her Sophomore and Junior years. "Dot" is
undecided about her future work.
ROBERT D. KING
"Bob" came to us during the Sophomore year and
immediately stepped into the limelight with his excep-
tional musical ability. I le was made major after two
years of the R. O. T. C, and he has ably fulfilled all
that was expected of him. When he will have fin-
ished school at Boston University, we may expect a
"Kitty's" high school career has been well-filled with
activities on the athletic field as well as with club
activities — Inter Nos and English Clubs. "Kitty"
has no particular plan for the future, but we hope that
she will be successful in anything she attempts.
EDWARD F. LALLY
"Eddie" came from the Lincoln School and has
been an accomplished athlete. Not only in track, as
captain, has he excelled, but also in interclass basket-
ball and on the football team. lie played a leading
part in the Senior Play. 1 le plans to enroll in
Northeastern, and we surely wish him the best of luck.
PR1SCILLA A. LAMPREY
"Cilia" Lamprey comes from the wilds of Green-
wood, but everyone likes her. She has been an active
member of the Inter N'os (dub, and has served on the
Senior Dance Committee. Greenwood has reason to
be proud of her — she is one of our students graduating
KATHERINE JOSEPHINE LAWLESS
"Kitty" came to us from the famous Lincoln School
of this town. Loved by all her friends for her sweet-
ness, "Kitty" has been a cheerful classmate during her
lour years here. She [dans to train to be a nurse in
the .Massachusetts General I lospital. Good luck to
"Paulie" first attended the Lincoln School and then
the Warren before entering high school. During his
Freshman year, Paul was a member of \hv Studenl
Council and also played interclass basketball. As a
Sophomore, he was a member of the varsity basketball
and baseball squads. In his Junior year, "Paulie"
starred in track, and during his Senior year, he was
outstanding in football and basketball. Paul attracts
many winning smiles from the fair damozels of
W. II. S. lie intends to enter the University of
Maine next year.
MARY CATHERINE LeBLANC
"Catty" LeBlanc hails from the Franklin and War-
ren Grammar Schools. She was a very active girl
athlete, taking part in field hockey, track and baseball
in her Sophomore and Junior years. Basketball, as
well as the I Iousehold Department style show, occupied
her attention as a senior. She plans to enter training
for the nursing profession.
Virginia Lee, better known as "Ginny", came from
the Greenwood Grammar School. Of course we can't
hold that against her, because, they say, "the tail wags
the dog.'' "Ginny" has been very popular during her
four years at "high." She was an Inter Nos Club girl
and corresponding secretary of that club in her Senior
year. She starred in basketball her Sophomore year.
"Ginny" plans to go to Brvant and Stratton in the
ESTHER C. LOUGHLIN
Esther, that girl with the whimsical smile, is a
former pupil of the Warren School. Tennis is a
favorite sport with Esther. She has been a member
of the Inter Nos Club for two years and has played
basketball. Esther plans to enter Salem Normal
School in September.
GERALDINE THERMA LOVERING
"Jerry" is a jolly lassie. She participated in hockey,
track, baseball and bowling. She has been an out-
standing member of the art classes. "Jerrv" has de-
cided to join the student body at Vesper George School
of Art next year.
"Lorry" came from the Lincoln School. She plans
to enter the Old Colony Secretarial School next year.
She won numerals in track and tennis. She was a
member of the Inter Nos Club her Junior year and her
class English Clubs for three vears.
MARY ANNE MacDOUGALL
"Ginger" entered high school from the Lincoln
School. She participated in Inter Nos Club affairs
for three years, sang in the Girls' Glee Club as a
Junior, and was a member of her divisional English
Clubs for four years. She participated in track and
basketball during her Sophomore and Junior years, ami
tennis in her Junior year. She served as an usher at
both the Senior play and the 1 li-Y — Inter Nos produc-
tion, "Tweedles." She plans to attend Boston Uni-
versity and then become a private secretary.
DAVID W. MacLEOD, JR.
David W. MacLeod, Jr., called "Junie" by his
friends, attended the Warren Grammar School before
entering our lair Alma Mater. "Junie," who has not
played an especially prominent part in the school's
affairs, has created for himself a host of friends. Fol-
lowing graduation, "Junie" plans to pursue a career
"Wes" came to Wakefield Nigh from the Warren
School and at once joined the Glee (dub. "Wes" has
been active in the Ui-Y for two years and was on the
dance committee this year. lie likes track and has
been a member of the track and cross-country teams
for two years. Much luck with your speed, "Wes."
DORIS P. McCLINTOCK
"Mac" was a new addition to our class last year.
She has been a member of the Inter Nos and English
clubs, and this year she revealed great ability as an
actress in the lli-Y — Inter Nos club play. She
was also on the class history committee. Well, "Mac",
there is one consolation, if the girl back home gets
Dwight, you can be his private secretary.
MARY ELIZABETH McGRAIL
"May" is one of our tall blondes hailing from the
Lincoln School. Her willingness to help and her
ready smile have made her a favorite in our class. We
look to see you as one of our most eminent singers in
"Mickey" attended the Lafayette School before com-
ing to high school. She plans to be a nurse and seems
well suited to the profession. She was a member of
the Wisdom Seekers' Club and the Inter Nos Club.
She has won numerals in hockey and basketball. She
was appointed to the Senior Play Committee this year.
MARJORIE ELEANOR MESSER
"Marge," who comes to us from South Lynnfield,
has been especially active in club work for four years.
We all appreciated her rhetorical in the Senior Prize
Speaking Contest. She plans to specialize in art at
the Museum of Line Arts. She has been a member of
the high school orchestra for four years, and anyone
organizing an orchestra should remember "Marge's
"Mossy" lias made himself one of the outstanding
pupils. He has been a member of the R. O. T. C. for
lour years and, during his Senior year, he received a
commission as second lieutenant. lie is a member of
the Class History committee. "Mossy" is well-known
as an artist.
"Mugsie," the sensational football player from
Greenwood, has helped advance the team to the promi-
nent position that it holds today. 1 le has also played
on our hockey and baseball teams. In his Junior
year he was vice-president of our class. "Mugsie's"
only regret is that he had to study in order to play on
the teams. At the University of Pittsburg, where
Frank is planning to go, we know that the football
team will soon be at the top. Be good, "Mugsie."
RICHARD L. MUSE, JR.
The nickname "Ricky" makes one think of someone
unstable, infirm, or unsteady. Not so Richard, he is
as steady and dependable as a granite post. I le re-
ceived his training at the Hamilton and Warren
Schools but, as yet, has no plans for the future, which
condition is a precarious one for a methodical young
man to be in. "Ricky" was active in interclass bas-
ketball for three years, and this year he was on the
EDWINA F. NEAL
Edwina F. Neal entered the Wakefield High School,
having graduated from the Greenwood Grammar
School. Edwina, called "Wina" by her friends, has
been a member of the Inter Nos Club, the English
Club, the Civics Club, ami the cast of the Senior Play.
She is now planning to enter the Melrose Training
School for nurses. We shall not forget your cheerful
spirit and pleasant smile, "Wina."
Franklin School gave us that active little girl called
"El". She was on the Board of Directors of the Inter
Nos Club and a member of the Masque Club. The
1930-31 basketball games interested "El" immensely —
we wonder why? She's enrolled at B. U. for next
year. Here's wishing you loads of luck in anything
you attempt, "El".
CHARLES S. O'CONNELL
"OKey" came to high school from the Greenwood
Grammar School. In '28 and '29 he played football,
and in his Sophomore year he went out for baseball.
Since he can't tear himself away from "dear ol' high,"
he plans to return next year. He may seem quiet at
first, but on longer acquaintance we find a "corking"
JAMES JOSEPH O'KEEFE
"Jimmie" came to our renowned Alma Mater from
the Hamilton Grammar School. During his Freshman
year, he played football and took a part in the Masque
Club play. "Jimmie" has also been interested in
several other activities: track, the Senior Play,
and the Senior Party. On the '31 football team,
"Jimmie" made a fine showing and won much deserved
recognition. With the students, he has been exceed-
ingly popular. "Jimmie" plans to attend either Holy
Cross or Exeter after graduating. Success to you,
Beatrice Packard, generally known as "Pat," came
from the Warren School. She has been one of the
most popular girls in the Senior class. In her Fresh-
man year, "Pat" belonged to the Debating Club. She
starred in basketball in her Freshman year, and in
her Junior year she played tennis. During her Sopho-
more year, "Pat" was in the Masque Club play.
Again, in the Senior Play, she proved herself a suc-
cessful actress. She served on the Junior Prom Com-
mittee last year and on the Year Book staff this year.
"Pat" intends to enter Philadelphia Osteopathic Col-
lege. Needless to say, she will make a great success of
THOMAS L. PARSONS
"Tom", who is a jolly and popular boy of our class,
is planning to enjoy the sea's happiness. He served
on both the Junior Prom and Senior Party Commit-
tees. During his Freshman year he was a member of
the R. O. T. C. I Ie is also an active member of the
Hi-Y Club. "Tom" wants to become a member of a
nautical school, and we know that he will reach his
FRANCIS RYDER PAYZANT
"Pan" is one of those likable fellows whose every
utterance is filled with humor. His ready wit is well
known to all his classmates. His knowledge of the
outdoors and his proficiency as a marksman are two
of his many attainments.
EUNICE H. PELLEY
We have heard it said that good things come in
small packages. That surely applies to "Eunie" from
Lynnfield. In W. II. S., she belonged to the Inter
Nos Club, the Clee (dub, and the Masque (dub.
Eunice shines in drawing — we should call her "Eunie,
the girl artist." Next year she is going to "prep"
school and later to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Who can tell — some day we may be proud to have
known the great Eunice.
DOROTHY E. PETERSEN
"Dot" intends to be a teacher of languages in the
future. She has been outstanding in athletics, being
on the basketball team, the track team, the baseball
team, and the hockey team. In her Junior year she
was hockey captain. You have our regards, "Dot".
ESTHER MAE PETERSON
"Es" was one of that horde of pupils entering high
school from the Lafayette School. Her winsome
smile and sunny cheerfulness have won her a host of
friends. Willing to work at all times, she has played
an active part on the Senior Play candy committee,
the Class Day committee, and in the Inter Nos Club.
We know you'll have many friends at business school,
GARDNER HENRY PETERSON
Although "Pete's" most important activities were
the Glee Club and the Hi-Y Club, we seem to think
that "Tweedles" did a lot toward his Summit Avenue
activities — if you catch what we mean. His R. O. T.
C. work included a commission both as a second lieu-
tenant and as a captain. His performance in the
Senior Play showed his dramatic talent. September
will find him enrolled at Massachusetts State College.
ALDA GRACE PINTO
Alda is a very industrious student. She has been
a member of her English clubs and also a worker on
the Motto Committee. During her second and third
years, she was a member of the Girls' Glee Club. Alda
plans to enter Salem Normal School next Fall.
Have you been captured by Florence Pratt's big
brown eyes? Classmates say she likes to talk, and
that she and Mr. Dower argue admirably. At any
rate, we know Florence has an inviting future before
EMMA JEANNETTE PRICE
Emma is a loyal supporter of W. II. S. People no-
tice her for her neatness in dress. She is a born planner
and arranger; give her a chance to do things and she
is happy. Emma is interested in two "A's": athletics
and aviation. We'll fly with you any day, Emma!
ROBERT EDWARD PURDY
"Bob," the boy with the smile, came to High from
the Warren School. "Bob" is one of the boys who have
worked hard to have hockey recognized as a school
sport. He has guarded the net for three years. An-
other specialty of "Bob's" is track. On our great '32
football team, he was one of the "four horsemen."
"Bob" is planning to go to "prep" and then to M. I. T.
Good luck, Bob!
Richard Pyburn, one of the silent boys from Lynn-
field, is a student in the commercial division. He is
planning to work after he leaves school, and his suc-
cess is assured. Why? Boy, he is industrious, and
KATHERINE FRANCES QUINN
Everyone knows "Kitty." We have all seen her
broad smile. "Kitty" is usually busy, but she is ever
willing to do her share in the activities about school.
We are glad to have her, for who could help appreci-
ating that wining smile. We wish her luck at the
Chandler Secretarial School.
RUTH SELFRIDGE REAMS
"Ruby" came to Wakefield High School from the
Greenwood Grammar School. She has won our sin-
cere admiration for her work in the art department.
"Ruby" is also an actress, taking part in the Masque
Glub play her Sophomore year. If you have ever
heard her sing, you will agree that she should study
LEROY BURNHAM RENDALL
"Pug" has been one of the most popular students of
the class. He was a member of the Student Council
in his Freshman year and a member of the Hi-Y Club
the last three years. He proved himself a successful
actor in the Senior and Hi-Y plays this year, and he
also served on the Senior Party committee. In addition,
"Pug" has afforded much amusement in the Sad Syn-
copators. He plans to go to the Massachusetts School
of Art in the fall. Well, here's hoping, "Pug"!
GEORGE R. ROBINSON
Although "Robby" is fifth in his class, as to academ-
ic work, he is one of the first in the hearts of his fellow
classmates. The Hi-Y Club held his attention for
three years, and the R. O. T. C. presented him a well-
earned commission after four years. His dramatic
talent was brought forth in the Senior Play. If his
scholastic record has anything to do with it, he will be
doing great things at M. I. T.
Have you ever heard "Midge" read? Her natural
reading ability has always been outstanding, even as a
pupil in the Warren School. She has been an eager
helper in the Inter Nos Club and on various commit-
tees. Always a remarkable student, she came fourth
on the honor roll of her class. We predict success for
you at Smith College, "Midge."
Grace came to us from Montrose four years ago.
She is quiet, and unobtrusive, but a willing worker.
She was a member of the Senior Party Committee this
year. We envy the husky man who has you for his
LEO T. RYAN, JR.
Leo Ryan, "Xerxes" to most of his classmates, is
known and liked by everybody. His specialty is art,
but he recently showed unexpected dramatic ability by
starring in "Tweedles", the Hi-Y — Inter Nos play.
"Xerxes" is going to the Massachusetts Art School,
and, with his natural ability at drawing, ought to be a
Although he has led a rather retiring school life,
"Pete" has earned a favorable reputation among his
intimate classmates. These close confidants have dis-
covered beneath his silent attitude a strain of splendid
philosophy. Cheer up, "Pete," Coolidge is a man of
DOROTHY M. SAUNDERS
"Dot" is always on the job. We know that Mr.
Dower can't "stick" her in economics. That's all
right, "Dot". Don't let them put anything over on
you, it will count against you in your office work.
JOHN S. SAWIN
"Johnnie Dingbat" went to the Greenwood Gram-
mar School before he came to the big city to attend
high school. He went out for baseball and track, but
it's in the musical world that he excels. He blew his
horn for three years in the orchestra and for one in the
band. What would the lunch counter do without
"Johnnie," and what should we do without that smile?
GERTRUDE CAROLINE SCHEFISCH
"Gertie" seems quiet to students in Wakefield, but
her Lynnfield acquaintances say she is jolly and full of
fun. We are sure that "Gertie" will succeed in what-
ever vocation she may choose. Would that we had
more like her!
WILLIAM L. SCHWARZ
"Buddy" is one of the prominent members of the
Class of 1932. For three years he has been a member
of the Boys' Glee Club, and he is now its able Presi-
dent. He is also the club's soloist in concerts. In
addition, he finds time to serve on the Prophecy and
Banquet Committees. William intends to become a
music supervisor. Lucky school that wins him!
CAROLINE HELEN SCOTT
Caroline Helen Scott came to us from the Green-
wood Grammar School. As a Sophomore, she was a
member of the Glee Club; and as a Junior, she partici-
pated in the activities of the Inter Nos Club. She
has also been selected as a member of the Reception
Committee. Caroline is now planning to enter col-
lege, after which she expects to teach.
CORA A. SEAVEY
"Gussie" Seavey capers down from Greenwood on
the bus every morning. She has been a member of
the Inter Nos Club for four years and she has served
on the Class Day Committee. She plans to attend
Farmington Normal School and teach the future gen-
eration. We all wish you luck, "Gussie"!
CLAIRE V. SHANAHAN
Claire likes to be called "Shan," so we'll start right
in now. She was a member of the Girls' Basketball
Team in her Freshman year and of the Inter Nos Club
during her Junior year. "Shan" is a slim, attractive,
and likable girl. It will be worth the trouble to get
sick when Claire becomes a nurse.
Lloyd Shea, nicknamed by some, "Lunchhook,"
plans to go to Westminster School and later to Colum-
bia College. Me is a familiar sight around W. H. S.
in his First Lieutenant's uniform. Lloyd has been a
member of the Year Book and the Class Gift com-
ROBERT JOHN SHEA
"Zeke," a man who attracts the opposite sex, came
to us from the Warren School. The only sport he
found last enough lor him was hockey. Incidentally,
he was one of the highest scorers. We feel sure that
he will he successful at The Bentlev School of
BARBARA C. SHELDON
"Barbs" came to us from the Warren School
has been very active in dramatics, having been a
member of the Masque Club and of the cast of the
Senior Play. She was also a participant in the Senior
Prize Speaking Contest and a member of the Senior
Year Book Committee. 'Barbs" plans to enter Bry-
ant and Stratton Business College next year. 'Though
quiet, she is well liked by all, and we wish her much
MARY BEATRICE SHERIDAN
"Sherry" has been a well-liked member of the class
In her Freshman vear, she belonged to the
Civics Club; and in her Sophomore year, she was on
the Senior Motto Committee and served as a member of
the Inter Nos Club. Both last year and this, she has
been a member of her English club. One thing we'd
like to know, "Sherry," is how you are going to get
along without "Dot" Doucette to write notes to next
ELLEN MARCARET SLATTERY
Ellen Margaret Slattery, a graduate of the Harvard
Grammar School, Charlestown, has been very active
in athletics during her four years with us. She has
participated in basketball, bowling and hockey, as
well as in club work. In order to become a nurse,
Ellen plans to enter St. Elizabeth's Training School
Brighton. Her merry ways will carry her far in her
ALSON EARL SMITH
This genial, happy-go-lucky youth drifted in to us
from that much-abused region, Montrose. Being of
an open mind, he was in search of enlightenment and
knowledge. He has been a member of the Year Book
committee and the Class Day committee. He plans
to enter Northeastern University. Here's luck to you,
"Smitty," and may your bridges never tumble down!
JENNIE MARY SMITH
She says her nickname is "June." It makes us think
of "What is so rare as a day in June?" She is a quiet,
reserved, and studious girl with a smile which is like
the sunshine. Jennie will have no trouble getting
alone in business school.
WILLIAM B. SPARKES
"Bill"! There's a man for you! In all sports
"Bill" is there. lie has played baseball for four years,
football for three years, and has captained the hockey
team this year. In his Sophomore year, he was Pres-
ident of the class. Me came from the South Lynn-
field Grammar School and is planning to go to Gov-
ernor Dunimer Academy. Take care, "Bill."
ELIZABETH CRESSIDA STEELE
"Betty" came to us from the Boston Intermediate
School. I let" most prized and envied possession is her
wealth of lustrous golden hair. "Betty" is a favorite
among the whole student body, and she owes her social
success to her happy-go-lucky disposition. "Betty's"
ambition is to become a trained nurse at the New Eng-
land Sanitarium. We wish her a successful and happy
"By" is a quiet, likable chap from Lvnnfield. While
he has never taken an active part in school athletics, he
is, nevertheless, well known and liked by his class-
mates. We're glad to hear that "By" is going to
Boston College next year.
"Tut" is a chap whom you like as soon as you be-
come acquainted with him. He played on the hockey
team this year and performed much to his credit.
"Tut" is as handy with his pen as he is with a hockey
slick, and he was chosen for the Booster Staff last
year. He has been faithful in attendance at Hi-Y
Here's to "Tut."
Hailing from the Warren School, "Katie" now grad-
uates from high school leaving a trail of conquests
behind her. As an inspired football cheer leader and
an active member of the Girls' Glee Club, she is always
a willing worker. Interested in her own class, she
nevertheless finds time to appreciate certain talents
among the Juniors.
GERTRUDE A. VANDENBERG
"Van" came from the Lincoln School. She has
made herself one of the prominent pupils of the class
by her work on the girls' athletic teams. She was a
member of the Athletic Council for four years. "Van"
is going to California, the land of eternal sunshine.
WILLIAM WALK INS
William Walkins, better known as "Weary Willie,"
came to us from the Woodville Grammar School.
"Willie's" jovial countenance, which has dispelled the
gloom in many of his classrooms, will be well remem-
bered, even by those outside his circle of immediate
friends. As a member of the Prophecy Committee,
and as a clever writer for the "Booster," he will be re-
membered by the Class of '32.
LESTER I. WELFORD
"Let" is one of those fellows who believe in the
saying, "Love 'em and leave 'em." Me sure has
broken many hearts around this school, but we think
some one in Greenwood has really captured him for
good. (Look out. "Let") lie has been a member of
the Hi-Y Club and has served on the Class Gift
Committee. Be yourself at Northeastern, "Let"!
MARJORIE W. WELLMAN
Marjorie said that she was very active in the Law-
rence High School before she joined us at Wakefield
I iigh. Do you suppose she meant to insinuate that
our "High" wasn't worth the trouble? Whatever she
may have meant, we know that Marjorie is a jolly
person to be with, and that she may be a great thinker.
What makes our feet go up when we ascend the stairs,
Brenda came from the Lincoln School to this place
of learning. Her erect bearing adds dignity to our
otherwise prosaic corridors. Brenda was an usher at
the Senior Play and is well known by most everyone.
We don't know Harry, Brenda, but we'd like to!
GEORGE E. WENGEN
"Kid," all hough of a retiring nature, was elected
vice-president of his class the Senior year and was ap-
pointed a member of the Traffic Squad. I le expects
to enter M. I. T. George is well liked by everyone
who knows him and is the kind of fellow who will go
far. There aren't main' like George.
JEAN BARTLETT WHEELER
Jean has a most vivacious personality. Each word
is emphasized by a gesture, and each motion made
more emphatic by a verbal sound. Wherever Jean
lends her presence, life will not be morbid. She proved
herself to be an actress in the Senior play, an athlete
on the basketball court, an orator in the Prize Speak-
ing Contest, and a student by being on the honor roll.
Next fall will see lean at Smith College.
MARGARET ELIZABETH WHITEHEAD
"Mitzi" is not the personage whom one sees on the
cinema screen, but one who wanders from Greenwood,
the home of Robin Hood, carrying not pot and pans
but books and a tennis racquet. Maybe it will be
"Mitzi" and not Helen Wills Moody, who will be the
tennis queen in the United States in future years. At
present, she is planning to add her pleasing personality
to the student bodv of Radcliffe College.
CLARE RITA WHITE
"Clita" has always taken an interest in whatever
occurs in school and is always "Johnnie on the Spot" if
there is anything happening that will benefit her in the
way of knowledge. She has been a loyal supporter of
the Inter Nos Club and the Reception Committee.
We're with you, Clare!
MARY RUTH W I HIT EN
has been one of the outstanding girls of
our class. She has participated in baseball, hockey,
basket ball, and bowling. She was a prominent mem-
ber of the Inter Nos Club. "Ruthie" was chosen a
member of the Senior Party Committee. She has de-
cided to attend Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School.
"Kitty" formerly attended the Hurd School. She
has won numerals in baseball and tennis. She was a
member of the Inter Nos Club during her Sophomore
and Junior years. We all remember "Kitty" for her
performance in the Senior Play. She plans to at-
tend Colby College next year.
Pep — that's "Ginny." Her gay, bantering manner
has won for her an endless number of swains. "Gin-
ny" has been a prominent and loyal member of the
Inter Nos Club. We know that the future holds suc-
cess for her.
KENNETH A. WORTIIEN
"Ken" has been one of the most prominent pupils of
our class, and. during his Junior year, was president of
our class. lie has been a leading soloist of the Boys'
Glee Club for four years. This year he was chosen
manager of the hockey team. Next fall, he will enter
GEORGE HENRY YOUNG
George has shown greal ability in acting this year.
Did you hear him stamp around and fret about his son
in die Hi-Y— Inter Nos play? lie was a member of
the battalion for three years, and last year he was on
the rifle team. II you ever hear any squalls down on
Grafton street, you will know it's George playing "St.
Louis Blues" on his clarinet. By the way, George, if
you are going to be an architect, won't you need an
ALFRED A. GIIIBFLLINI
"Fee" is a young man who is friendly to all. but
intimate with few. He seems quiet to those who do
not know him, but his close friends tell us that he is
full of fun. lie enrolled in the commercial course at
Wakefield High School. Remember us, "Al", when
you're a big business man!
DANIEL F. BURB1NE
"Bub" is a short, stocky fellow who has a good sense
of humor. He has made himself known as an athlete
by earning the pigskin over the line many times in
the last four years and by playing basketball and base-
ball. We all expect to see "Bub" one of the star
players at prep school and at college.
Wallace Chesley came from the Warren School, but
he is frequently seen on the north side of town. Maybe
one of the Junior girls can explain this. "Chisler"
has been a prominent member of the Senior Class and
a more prominent recipient of Mr. Kinder's P. M.
slips. Wallace played baseball his Freshman year,
and in his second year he was quite a hero in football.
His Senior year found him a member of the band. He
also afforded much amusement in the auditorium in
the role of one of the Sad Syncopators. "Chisler"
plans to enter New I lampton Preparatory School in
Jessie hails from Cherryfield Grammar School,
Maine. For all that she came from Maine, one can
hardly think of Jessie as a farmerette. In fact, she is
planning to enter training for a nurse at the Massa-
chusetts General I Iospital in the fall.
LEON FRANCIS DULONG
"Sub" Dulong attended the Hurd School before
coming to high school. Mis high school career has
been one touchdown after another. He has been a
football "headliner" ever since his Freshman year, at-
taining the unusual honor of being captain in both his
Junior and Senior years. 1 lis athletic prowess was
not confined to football altogether, as he was a pitcher
on the baseball team for three years and played basket-
ball for two. Me is undecided about his future, but
we feel sure that "Sub" will make a success of what-
ever he decides to do.
EDWARD D. GRANT
Lincoln School gave us the boy who walked off with
the first prize for the best work in woodwork in 1931.
lie was a member of the 1 li-Y Club and the battalion.
We expect great things of you, "Eddie" — here's luck!
RUTH ELEANOR GRIFFIN
Ruth, a graduate of the Lynnfield Center Grammar
School, has been a member of the Inter Nos Club dur-
ing her lour years in high school. She served also on
the Reception Committee, and, during her Sophomore
year was a member of the Girls' Glee Club. Ruth is
planning to go to college to take up social welfare
MARY E. HURTON
Mary has red hair— maybe she calls it I itian, do you,
Mary? You know the characteristics attributed to a
red-headed person. Mary is an exception. She is a
friendly girl, with an even temper and pleasant man-
nerisms. She will be a most pleasant office companion.
Casimir is an industrious lad. He has not partici-
pated iii many school activities, but. in spite of this
fact, he has made a success of his high school career.
Football is his favorite sport, and for several wears he
went out for it. Here's luck for you, "Kuk", in your
JOSEPH O. MIGLIORE
"Jo" is one of the dignified boys of his class. How-
ever, he has managed to find time to participate in a
number of the school activities. For four years he
has been a member of the high school orchestra and of
the R. 0. T. C. During his Senior year, he received
the commission of captain. Joseph intends to enter
Massachusetts State College.
We're for you, "Jo"!
"Neal" is seldom seen on the school grounds after
school hours, but we feel sure that his time is not
wasted. We have all heard it said, "Still waters run
deep." "Neal" is an example of this quotation. Al-
though he is very quiet, he always has an answer ready
for any question a teacher may ask him.
One of the best dressers is "Mig" Murphy. She is
a loyal friend whose willingness to work makes her
always welcome. She has been a member of the
Inter Nos Club and her various English Clubs.
Catherine is an industrious student of Wakefield
High. Her constant pleasantness has made many
friends for her. She is a member of the Commercial
division. Our best wishes are with you, Catherine.
GEORGE A. SIMPSON
"Simp" came to us from the Lynnfield Center Gram-
mar School. Although not a participant in many of
the social activities, he has been a loyal student of the
school. "Simp" plans to enter Suffolk Law School.
EVELYN HILDA THISTLE
The Hurd School gave up another reticent, but
industrious, student. flow about that hair, "Eve"?
Won't you have to let it grow when you go into train-
ing at the hospital?
ALFRED HENRY WHITE
"Al" is one of those quiet but conscientious workers,
always willing to do his part. Keep it up, "Al"; it
will help you in whatever you undertake for your life
UR Battalion has had the advantage of having no inexperienced
recruits this year. Because of this fact, Sergeant Danahy has
taught advanced maneuvers and sighting.
The officers have attended a number of parties at Taunton, Lowell.
New Bedford, Woburn and Gloucester. The annual R. O. T. C. ball was
held in the Wakefield High School on May 27.
A complete roster of the battalion officers follows:
Major, Robert D. King.
Adjutant, 1st Lieutenant William Grace
Aide-de-camp, Captain William Bliss
Quarter Master, 1st Lieutenant Frnest Flannigan
Captain, Samuel Crosby.
1st Lieutenant, Morris Miller.
2nd Lieutenant, Jerome Altieri.
Captain, Gardner Peterson.
1st Lieutenant. Lloyd Shea.
2nd Lieutenant, William Russell.
Captain, Willard B. Atwell.
1st Lieutenant, George Robinson.
Ind Lieutenant, David Eaton.
Cast of Xenior Play
Wardrobe Mistress — Katrine Tuttle.
Property Mistress — Eleanor Nutt.
Business Manager — Mr. Edgar A. Fisher.
Stage Manager — William Bliss.
Stage Crew — William Bliss, Marcus Beebe, Robert Purdy, Stewart
"Summer Is A-Comin' In," the Senior play of the class of 1932, was
a great success. Miss A. True Hardy, our coach, surely deserves much
praise for her splendid work. Both nights the hall was exceptionally well
filled, and a surprisingly large amount of money was made.
The play, itself, was light and humorous, and the character parts
were well portrayed. The efforts of both cast and crew were well spent
in making the production one of the high lights of the class of 1932.
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|OR nine years the W. H. S. Orchestra has been under the splendid
leadership of Mr. C. Albert Jones, the director of music in the
schools of Wakefield. Despite the many disadvantages the or-
chestra has been under this year, Mr. Jones considers it one of the best he
has ever had. Because of double sessions, the orchestra has met in the
school library on Tuesdays and Thursdays at five o'clock, and even
though this difficult time was set for rehearsals, the attendance nearly al-
ways numbered eighteen or more.
The orchestra has furnished music for the Senior Play, the assem-
blies, and has given its splendid annual concert. It also has made a very
good appearance at the Town Hall in the Washington celebration.
The orchestra this year comprises the following members:
Piano: Maybelle Anderson.
Drums: Raymond Chartier.
Violins: Thelma Smith, Hazel Smith, Ruth Baum, Nellie Minardi,
Helen Ayer, Joseph Giunta, Guy Stella, Dorothy Daland, Mary Lan,
Marjorie Fisher, George Robinson.
Saxophones: Marjorie Messer, Rhoda Strong.
Clarinets: George Young, Leon Yeuell, Dudley Holden.
Trumpet and Trombone: John Sawin.
Mandolin: Eleanor Riley.
Euphonium: Robert King.
Tuba: Lane Fuller.
Coys' Glee Club
N spite of difficulties presented by the double-session plan, the
Boys' Glee Club has had a most successful season. It appeared
necessary to limit the membership to the three upper classes, and
forty boys signed up to form a well balanced club. Rehearsals have been
held at the Y. M. C. A.
The club took part in the Christmas and Washington Birthday
assemblies and also sang at the official Washington Bicentennial Program
held at the Town Hall on February 11.
On March 1, a Freshman section was formed for the purpose of inter-
esting these boys in and training them for the work next year. Fifteen
boys began weekly rehearsals and made such line progress that they were
permitted to sing at the spring concert with the older group, thus making
a chorus of fifty-five voices.
Concerts have been given at l.ynnfield, Greenwood, and at the Vet-
erans' Hospital at Bedford. In addition, a joint concert with the band
and orchestra was given in the high school auditorium. Several social
evenings have been enjoyed.
The officers are: President, William Schwarz; Vice-President, Robert
Parker; Secretary, Raymond Dower; Treasurer, Roland Butters; Direc-
tor, Arthur A. Fulton; Pianist, bonis Amiro, '23.
Inter Ncs Club
T the last meeting of the Inter Nos Club in June, 1931, the follow-
ing officers were elected for the coming year:
President, Margaret Fitz. Secretary, Eleanor Glover.
Vice-President, Jean Macdonald. Treasurer, Kathryn Walton.
Corresponding Secretary, Virginia Lee.
Executive Board — Seniors: Jean Wheeler, Eleanor Nutt. Juniors:
Edith Doremus, Hazel Moses. Sophomores: Susan Learoyd, Anne Kim-
Pianist, Margaret Rogers.
Librarian, Effie Hoag.
Due to the over-crowded conditions of the school, the Inter Nos Club
has held no meetings this year, but every girl in the three upper classes
has been considered as a member without dues, and the executive board is
During the first week of school, the members of this board acted as
guides to direct the afternoon pupils.
The girls of the club provided three full Thanksgiving dinners for the
Welfare Department of the town. At Christmas time they collected toys
and clothes for this same department with the Hi-Y Club, and they also
sponsored the Christmas assembly.
The members have taken up two collections from the school for the
benefit of the Caney Creek Community Center in the Kentucky mountain
legion. The total of these collections was twenty-five dollars and fifty-
The Inter Nos Club assisted the I li-Y Club in the production of the
play, Tweedles, for the purpose of raising money for both organizations.
Though the girls have been handicapped by being unable to hold
regular meetings, they have done what little they could to help the school
and to exemplify the true Inter-Nos spirit. The best of success to next
Hi-y CI Lb
[-Y Club had one of its most successful seasons this year under
the inspiring leadership of President John Buckle and the assist-
ing officers. The club is the largest it has ever been; and the
projects it has undertaken have been more numerous, chiefly because of
the present economic condition and because of the willingness of the boys.
At Christmas time, the club borrowed the school truck and spent several
days going around collecting clothes and toys. Then again, they helped
the Inter Nos Club buy Christmas dinners.
This year the boys decided to present a play and make it an annual
event for the purpose of getting money to carry on their work. The
play chosen this year was entitled "Tweedles" am! was ably given. Al-
though they did not make any money, they did, however, succeed in mak-
ing a hit which will help the next year's club.
The club's activities have been many. It gave a banquet to the
basketball squad and presented each one with a gold basketball. The
annual Ili-Y dance was successfully held. In addition, the club gave
several other dances just for the members and their friends. A faculty
night, at which time all the teachers were the guests for dinner and a gen-
eral get-together, was another prominent event.
For meetings, the club has been fortunate in getting men who dis-
played their profession to the boys. Lawyers, ministers, electricians,
salesmen, ami travelers were among the interesting speakers.
The officers for next year are:
President, William Russell.
he officers of this year's club are
President, John Buckle.
Vice-President, William Bliss.
Secretary, William Russell.
Treasurer. Alison Fossetl
Vice-President, Walter Comee.
Secretary, Boit Wiswall.
I reasurer, Rowland Butters,
Senior Girls' Basketball
ENIOR girls again won the interclass basketball games. The line
up for this year is as follows:
Captain Eleanor Daland
Ruth L. Griffin
Madeline 1 1 owe
The following eight girls deserve much credit for making the team
four years and maintaining the required credits in their studies:
Captain Eleanor Daland Alice Clark
Margaret Fitz Eleanor Glover
Dorothy Petersen Ruth Assenza
Gertrude Vandenburg Ruth Whitten
Because of the double session this year, the girls were unable to par-
ticipate in outside games. The scores of the interclass games were:
Seniors 18 — Sophomores 7
Seniors 10 — Juniors 5
Alice Clark, Eleanor Glover, Beatrice Packard, and Margaret Fitz
were the outstanding guards this season. Ruth Whitten and Madeline
Howe did the work of jumping center, while Ruth Assenza and Charlotte
Holt carried on the position of side center. The four outstanding for-
wards were Captain Eleanor Daland, Dorothy Petersen, Ruth L. Griffin,
and Gertrude Vandenburg.
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*T"* IIIS year's W. II. S. basketball team achieved a notable record
jg despite the handicaps of a late start and a practise hour from 5 to
sHaffll 7 p. m. It won II of its It scheduled games, opening with a
successful game with the Y. M. C. A. Crusaders, ami closing with a vic-
tory over Melrose. The high light of the season was the winning of the
Middlesex League Championship lor die third year. The cup now comes
to W. II. S. permanently.
The team was seldom a very high scoring aggregation, only totalling
thirty or more points on three occasions. It held its opponents down by
means of a hardworking defense in which every man figured. Only one
team, the Alumni, was able to score more than thirty points against it,
chalking up 35 markers to the High School's 28. Coach Shellenberger
did a praiseworthy piece of work in turning out a winner on one week's
practise. I le should have an even better team next year with four letter
men returning and much good material coming up from the Sophomore
and Freshman teams. Captain Walter Comee, Daniel Burbine, Lowell
Field, Marcus Beebe, Zenas Bliss, William Richardson, (diaries Climo,
David Dellinger and Paul Lazzaro are the boys who received letters this
\ear; and from these Comee — also next year's captain — Field, Richardson
and Climo will return lor service next winter. Wakefield also had the
honor of placing two men on the mythical "All" Middlesex Team: Cap-
lain Walter Comee at center and Daniel Burbine at a guard position. We
wish the best of luck to "Walt" and next year's team lor another
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HEN the 1932 football season had its call, ii students responded.
Among these were 10 veterans of last year's team. With the
veterans and some other excellent material, the coach could see a
good chance of producing a winning team.
The season rolled along, and the Wakefield boys found themselves at
the top of the list, not losing even one game.
The Arlington game that we were so sure of winning, we lost. Why?
This still remains a puzzle. Some have said that the boys were over-
confident; others, that the team was stale. We say that they played a
great game and need not hang their heads. Every team has its day.
Then came the Melrose game, which ended in a scoreless lie. Both
leams played remarkably well, and they fought from the time of the first
whistle to the end of the game. Wakefield held on their own one yard
line for four downs to keep .Melrose from scoring. This game, perhaps
the best of the season, deserves a place in the records.
Although the first team received all the credit, the second team de-
served a little. It was the second team that kept the first team in trim.
On looking ahead, it is said that the team of 1933 will be even better
than our team. There will be at least four veterans: Captain elect
Curley, Bliss, Comee and I laladay.
More power to the team of 1 ( H3 from the team of l l )32!
: Hockey team completed another successful season under Coach
eavens. The team has already built up a very good reputation
in its three years of existence.
At the beginning of the season, "Bill" Sparkes was elected captain and
"Ken" Worthen manager. Because of the open winter, the team was un-
able to play as many games as were scheduled. It was victorious over
St. Mary's High School of Waltham, Essex Aggies, Lynn Classical, and
Lexington, but was held to a tie by Belmont and Maynard. The only
teams that were able to defeat it were the powerful ones of the Stoneham,
Melrose and Medford High Schools.
Eleven letters were awarded to the following boys who helped to
make the team a success: Captain "Bill" Sparkes, Manager "Ken"
Worthen, Captain-elect Mark Newbegin, "Bob" Purdy, Frank Mugford,
"Bob" Shea, Bert Barry, Albert Bangs, Gordon Tuttle, Richard Muse and
Best of luck to the 1933 team and to Captain-elect Mark Newbegin.
Jenicr Prize Speaking
January 13, 1932
Abraham Lincoln Newman
The Poor Old Maid Cooke
Marjorie E. Messer
Hamlet's Soliloquy, Act II, Scene 2 Shakespeare
Maxwell A. Eaton
Out to Old Aunt Mary's Riley
The Trial and Execution of John Brown Benet
Musical Numbers by Roy Rendall
Eirst: Beatrice Packard
Second: Maxwell A. Eaton
Third: David Dellinger
January 20, 1932
Clean Curtains Sandburg
The Mountain Woman Heyward
The Reading Boy Crane
On "Stilts" Staples
Madeline G. Howe
The Fall of the House of Usher Poe
Besta Frand Daly
Leetla Giorgio Washeenton Daly
Soloist, Kenneth Worthen
First: Ruth /Issenza
Second: Margaret Rogers
January 27, 1932
Excerpts from A Christmas Carol Dickens
And Sealing Wax Perry
Edith L. Dean
A Call to Arms Henry
John T. Dinan
Correct Behavior While Traveling Stewart
Scum O' the Earth Schauffler
Saxophone Numbers by Marjorie Messer
First: John T. Dinan
Second: Barbara Sheldon
Third: John Saw in
February 3, 1932
Excerpts from The Man Without A Country Hale
The Mourning Veil Harbour
Kentucky Belle Wilson
A Tragedy in Millinery Wiggin
Sparticus to the Gladiators Kellogg
Musical Numbers by Leon Yeuell, Accordionist
hirst: Katrine Tuttle
Second: George Young
Third: Marcus Beebe
February 10, 1932
The Bombardment A my Lowell
The Heyday of the Blood Fisher
The Grave of Napoleon Ingersoll
The Ballad of East and West Kipling
The Fast Lesson Daudel
James O'Kei i i
The I [ell-Gate of Soissens ,. .. Kaufman
The Three I lills Owen
Musical Program: .Male Quartet, W. II. S. (dee Club— Messrs.
Stokes, Peterson, Bliss. Schwarz.
First: Stanley Dearborn
Second: Jean WHEELER
third: MARGARET I'll/
Fourth: Brenda Wells
Eleanor Glover, '32
Willa Cather, Interpreter of American Life
Friends of the Class of 1932:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our graduation exercises. We
are deeply indebted to the citizens of Wakefield for our splendid educa-
tional facilities. To our parents we are grateful for ever-present aid and
encouragement. Our teachers deserve our thanks for their patience and
This evening, in accordance with the Washington Bicentennial, each
speaker has chosen for the theme of his contribution one of Washington's
beliefs. The subject of my address. Miss Willa Gather, is accorded first
rank among America's novelists. Her life, as portrayed through her
books, emphasizes the ideal of truth and beauty, the purport of this quo-
tation from Washington: "A good moral character is the first essential in
a man. It is, therefore, highly important to endeavor not only to be
learned, but to be virtuous." Perhaps Miss Gather's fidelity to ideals is
best shown in her famous novel, My Antonia, a story of the Western im-
migrant. Antonia's life, indeed, begins unpromisingly. I Ier childhood
is full of hardships; she is tricked by a scoundrelly lover. But adver-
sity cannot dry up the well of her pioneer spirit that is typically Amer-
ican. She has so deep and true a current of goodness that it removes her
from the dangers of mediocrity. Goodness in Antonia is so positive a
thing that it seems to bring vitality to all she touches. As the author ex-
presses it, "Antonia has the most trusting, responsive eyes in the world;
love and credulousness seemed to look out of them with open faces."
Deep within the soul of Antonia is fixed Miss Cather's intense love
for the prairie, blowing with shaggy red grass the color of wine stains.
From My Antonia, we get also this picture of Antonia doing a man's work,
breaking sod with the oxen, growing physically coarser every day: "She
kept her sleeves rolled up all day, and her arms and throat were burned
as brown as a sailor's. I ler neck came up strongly out of her shoulders
like the bole of a tree out of the turf." Of her in later years it was said
that "she was a rich mine of life, like the founders of early races." Truly,
Antonia as a character indicates Miss Cather's belief in adherence to vir-
tue, a sentiment strongly expressed by the Great Father of America.
Although born in Virginia, Willa Cather grew up among pioneer con-
ditions in Nebraska, where heroic deeds were still being done. From an
autobiographical fragment, we learn that in Virginia, where the original
land grants made in the reigns of George 1 1 and George 1 1 1 had been
handed down from father to son ever since, life was ordered and settled;
the people in good families ruled, and the poor mountaineers were ignored.
Foreigners were scorned unless they were English, or persons of title.
Imaginative Willa Cather, taken out of this definitely arranged back-
ground and placed among struggling immigrants from all over the world,
naturally responded eagerly to the challenging contrasts in her New
America. Struggle, because it is dramatic, appealed to her more than
comfort and picturesqueness. No one with a spark of generosity could
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help sympathizing with these peoples who were making a fight to master
the language, to conquer the soil, to hold their land, and to get along in
this primitive America. Her first two years on the ranch were probably
more important to her as a writer than any that came afterward. Every
story that she has written since then has been the recollection of some
childhood experience that touched her as a youngster and became embed-
ded in her moral character.
It is only natural that with such a setting Willa Cather should write
of the frontier life and the West. Willa Gather's West! A country
(.! contrasts: snowed-in winters, "breathless brilliant" summers; plains
endless, monotonous, with hardly a swell of the ground; monotonous, with
mile after mile of red grass, sagebrush, cornfields, sand-hills, blazing in
glittering sunlight, deep-buried under snow, blizzard-swept.
Miss Gather's latest book. Shadows on the Rock, is an experiment,
written in an entirely different manner. Nevertheless, she still typifies in
her life and thought the admirable sentiment of Washington: "A good
moral character is the first essential in a man. It is, therefore, highly im-
portant to endeavor not only to be learned, but to be virtuous." She has
endeavored to express the mood and viewpoint in the title. The emotion
loused in her by the rock of Quebec, a stronghold on which many strange
ligures have for a little while cast a shadow in the sun, Willa Gather has
tried to develop into a prose composition not too conclusive, not too
definite; a series of pictures remembered rather than experienced; a kind
o( thinking left over from the past. Intensely conscientious in her view,
still she is able to interpret die Old World with the eyes of the New. Her
vision and sympathies are boundless.
Willa Gather's work is classical. Classical, because its natural roman-
ticism is checked by realism, and both are made subservient to an ardent
love of life and truth; classical, because the problems she studies are prob-
lems of general and permanent interest ; classical, because of a superior
style— a matchless prose characterized by the aesthetic beauty usually re-
stricted to poetry.
Intellectual characters interest .Miss Cather little; she is more fasci-
nated by the general run of mankind. Two native types, however, have
especially challenged her imagination. One is the pioneer; one is the
artist. Willa Gather's early transportation to the West gave to her with-
out effort on her pari revelation of a landscape's essential beaut\' and an
understanding of the peculiar imprint on it of human sufferings and toil.
Hie does not "ovct furnish" or unduly embellish her novels; neither does
she emphasize the trivial. The absence of cheap or gaudy sensation is
noticeable. lake every sincere artist, she knows that truth and beauty
are expressed only with simplicity of language. To be sure, high emotion,
blows through her chief actors, but like a free and wholesome wind.
At the same time, she does not let herself fall into vagueness or into glori-
fication of mere noise and bulk. Taste and intelligence hold her emo-
tions in hand, and, most important of all, she presents a sincere criticism
of American life.
Like our noble Washington, Willa Gather is mistress and pioneer in
iter field. Not once is she unfaithful to the idealistic precept of Washing-
ton: "A good moral character is the fust essential in a man." We wel-
come her work as a relief from the realism of other modern authors, and
we doubly appreciate her devotion to noble principles. Long live Willa
Gather, most prominent interpreter of American life.
Morris Miller, '32
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Eminent Jurist
Among the numerous maxims of Washington is the following: "The
due administration of justice is the firmest pillar of good government."
At present, this country is proud to have as one of its citizens a retired
jurist who has won world-wide recognition; a man who has, for almost
half a century, abided by Washington's conception of justice. Oliver
Wendell Holmes's service to his country has been great in quality as well
as in quantity.
As an eminent and active leader, Justice Holmes displayed attributes
similar to those of George Washington. Courage, intellectual acumen,
and vision characterized his actions. He also was an able soldier. Al-
though he was fatally wounded three times, he returned after each recovery
to go onward and help preserve the Union. An impressive example of
his courage and fair-mindedness came when he was in the Supreme Court.
He had been previously appointed by Roosevelt and had become a per-
sonal friend of his. A case arose concerning a northern securities com-
pany. Roosevelt was prejudiced against the company, but Justice Holmes
wrote his opinion in favor of the company, stating that the Court was for
the interpretation of the Constitution and not for the expression of per-
sonal emotion, social theories, or political parties. Throughout all his
decisions he maintained this same aloofness from personal feeling and
stntimentalism that so ably characterized the Father of our Country. His
vision was never obstructed by picayune policies of man.
Although Mr. Holmes could have had a life of ease, he chose the
locky paths to success, and, having achieved success, he still remained at
his post. Whenever he was asked why he did not retire, he would say,
"When you have taken over one trench, there is always a new firing line
beyond." Not until he began to feel his health fail, did he finally leave
the bench. He disliked publicity and personal emotion so much that on
his last day in Court, when he was helped with his coat by an attendant,
he said merely, "1 won't be in tomorrow." Even his fellow-justices were
rot aware of his resignation. President Hoover said in answer to his
resignation, "1 know of no American retiring from public service with such
a sense of affection and devotion from the whole people."
Holmes's success may be attributed to the exercise of his personal
powers. I lis dignity, intellect, and perseverance elevated him from the
role of a student of law to the highest judicial position in the land. As
he often has said, he worked until work ceased to be fun. Me was very
keen about court activity. He did not jump at conclusions in making
decisions. Guided by his insight and intelligence, he looked behind every
detail, meditated upon every possible meaning of the diction, finding here
and there a catch word, and then with Ids brilliant pen, he wrote his
opinions. Many times in his dissents he advanced new angles on the
case in question. lie was named "The Great Dissenter," not for the
number of his dissents — for they were few compared with others — but for
This great justice had certain beliefs of his own. lie never accepted
tradition. Law to him was a growing institution which should be ad-
justed to life and the current conditions. "The Constitution," he said,
"is an experiment, as all life is an experiment." Like Washington, he had
no compulsory guide. Of course he respected the Constitution, but he
expanded it lor the times. lie made law and the Constitution flexible.
Ids guides were his expansive imagination, his fair-mindedness, his intelli-
gence, and his sound judgment. I le favored no group especially. "Law,"
he declared, "is the calling of thinkers." Me accepted custom and con-
vention as law. The past could not shape the future lor him.
In court he was attentive to the last Me had an indefinable anxiety
about court procedure. Mis keen wit and hum;)!' still prevailed despite his
ninety-one years. When cases were tried, he frequently interjected epi-
grams and side remarks. A typical example of his humor occurred in
Court when the tall and athletic son of one of die associate justices was
arguing a case. The Justice himself was a very small man. Holmes,
after having surveyed the dimensions of the son, pencilled a note along
the bench which read: "Me is a block of the old chip."
Never, however, in spite of his humor, his gaiety, and his liberal
views, diil Holmes, in his official capacity as a representative of the people
and the country, lose sight of Washington's maxim: "The ^\w administra-
tion of justice is the firmest pillar of good government." The Constitu-
tion to him was always the command of a superior. In all his services
io his country he never attempted to legislate: he only passed judgment.
To American Youth he will ever be an inspiration maA an example of sin-
cerity and integrity.
Mary Granese, '32
Edward MacDowell — Father of American Music
The observance of the Washington Bicentennial suggests to many of
us a pertinent question: Why is Washington great? In other words,
what is there that has kept his memory alive these two hundred years?
is it his brilliant statesmanship, his career as a general, his attributes as a
leader, or the fact that he was the first president of the United States?
After some consideration I decided that all these achievements added to
the grandeur of his greatness. But later, 1 concluded that thoughts — not
deeds — make men great. Behind every worthy deed there has been an
altruistic thought. We are
fortunate in having manv of Washington'
ideas still preserved for us as a source of inspiration. In reading some of
his sayings, I found one that adequately characterizes the famous Ameri-
can composer, Edward MacDowell. May I quote it for you: "I had
rather glide gently down the stream of life, leaving it to posterity to think
and say what they please of me, than by any act of mine to have vanity
or ostentation imputed to me." Whatever we may say of MacDowell,
we must accredit him with the first beginnings of an individualistic
American music. In his modest, unassuming way he deservedly earned
the title of Father of American Music.
One of the bulwarks of success is a firm foundation. When Wash-
ington was launching a new government, he was aware of this fact and
worked with one purpose in mind: to make the country financially, politi-
cally, and economically sound. So with MacDowell; his elementary
technical training, which he then considered drudgery, was to prove one
of his greatest supports. Early in life he had a desire to improvise, but
his teachers wisely advised him to leave creative work until later.
Like most other American musicians, MacDowell studied abroad. Me
spent the greater part of his time in France and Germany. While in Ger-
many he studied under Raff, from whom he received much poetic influence.
Just as the United States in its infancy had to adopt customs and habits
of foreign nations, so our early composers looked to the various European
countries as models through which to acquire a general attitude toward
art. The difficulty, however, for the American composer is to distinguish
between how much he can assimilate for his own use and how much he
must restrict in his particular field in order to become master of it. For
this reason, American music has been criticized as featureless, common-
place, and wholly devoid of individuality. When one considers that it
takes centuries of differentiated environment to produce a new art or a
new language, it is inconceivable that any striking originality should rise
suddenly in American music.
MacDowell, however, was the first exception to the general criticism.
He quickly realized that he was not hampered by any annoying racial and
national distinctions from which the most intelligent European cannot
free himself. He saw that he was in the midst of a stream of world in-
fluences to make himself what he would. As a result of his perception,
lie did more for American music than any other composer. He was the
first of the Americans to speak consistently a musical speech that was
distinctly his own. The supreme place that he holds today is due to the
fact that his music, in spite of the pronounced Grieg and Raff elements in
it, does not sound exactly like that of anyone else. The secret of
MacDowell's success lay in his willingness to recognize limitations and his
undivided absorption in his cause. In addition, MacDowell was always
sincere; he was always himself. There are no features or elements in his
style that we feel have been borrowed and not assimilated. The composer
gave his own opinion in one of his lectures: "What we must arrive at is
the youthful, optimistic vitality and the undaunted tenacity of spirit that
characterizes the American man. That is what 1 hope to see echoed in
Rollo Walter Brown calls MacDowell "A Listener to the Winds."
Indeed MacDowell was at his best as a poet of nature. He could express
the moods of the forest, the fields, and the ocean in a way that made us
understand his message. He was one of the first composers to find in-
spiration in the melodies of the North American Indians and to elaborate
on their songs. It is probable that he would have been foremost in
developing these folk songs, had it not been for his untimely death.
The composer's last years were spent in an old deserted farmhouse in
Peterboro, New Hampshire, where his poetic imagination had full sway.
It was there that he built his famous "Log Cabin," where he could work in
the summer time without interruption. Shortly before his death, his pupils
2nd admirers founded the MacDowell Society. It was first established as
a memorial to his life. Later, Mrs. .MacDowell deeded to the association
the Peterboro farm as a colony for creative artists, a natural studio where
men and women might come, and, under ideal conditions, spend a certain
number of weeks each summer. The fame of this colony has spread all
over the world, anil undoubtedly further extensions of the "Log Cabin,"
or, as it has been called, "the MacDowell idea," will be established in
different parts of the country. Truly, Edward MacDowell was a benefi-
cent father to struggling artists.
What Washington has done for his country, MacDowell has done for
American music: he has lighted the path for others. We know what
posterity has said ami thought about Washington. We must let time
elapse, however, before we can know how posterity will judge MacDowell.
But I feel confident that, although some of his compositions may be for-
gotten, MacDowell will always be immortal for the inspiration he has
given to the people of his own land and because of the admirable example
he has set for potential artists.
Tonight we have reached the climax of our high-school career. It is
a happy occasion in that we have successfully completed our course of
study, and a sad one in that we must say farewell to all that has been dear
to us in these four years, But lei us not say that all these cherished mem-
ories are lost to us forever, for they will return again and again in our
"mind's eve" to delight us. And in the future, as we reflect upon our
happy years here, we shall see thai our disappointments and obstacles
have been the means of proving the strength and worth of our personal
characters. Whatever our plans, we owe it to our parents, who have
made our high school education possible; to our teachers, who have
patiently urged us on: to our Principal, who has been a steadfast guide:
and to other friends who have co-operated with us to make our high-school
career a success — we owe it to them to uphold the ideal so beautifully ex-
pressed in our class motto, "Forward ever, Backward never."
Will of Class of 1932
Co toJjoinetoer it map concern:
We, the Senior Class of the Wakefield High School, of the County of
Middlesex, in this great Commonwealth of Massachusetts, knowing that
we are about to leave this institution of learning, that we have learned
to love, and being of sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and de-
clare this our last Will and Testament:
We bequeath and devise as follows:
FIRST: The Class Gift. A sum of money for a class gift to be pur-
chased under the direction of Mr. Peterson and the class gift committee,
consisting of: Ruth Assenza, Marion Brewer, Cora Seavey, Lester Wel-
ford, Alson Smith and Lloyd Shea.
SECOND: To the faculty of the Wakefield High School, our sin-
cerest respect and deepest appreciation for guiding us through the past
TO MR. KINDER:
TO MISS GLOVER:
TO MR. PREBLE:
TO MISS CASWELL
TO MR. DOWER:
TO MR. FULTON:
TO MISS PATTEE:
TO MR. FISHER:
TO MISS BUTLER:
A happy married life.
A book of "Plans for a Prom.
Better office assistants.
A bottle of hair tonic.
An English class that will
Amos & Andy's fan mail.
A comb and brush.
A hammer instead of a pencil.
Buckle's red stockings.
A bov friend.
fulfill her re-
TO MR. SHELLENBERGER: A championship baseball team.
TO MISS MASON: A book on "Sign Language," so that she can
understand her study pupils.
TO MR. HEAVENS: A book of jokes in case he gets exhausted
TO MR. HEALEY: Another successful team for 1933.
TO MISS MARGARET RYAN: Boys and girls who will raise
Latin from the dead.
TO MISS ALICE RYAN: Noiseless typewriters.
TO MR. CASSANO: New edition of p. m. slips.
TO MR. WHITE: A seat in the Senate so that some of his political
views might be appreciated.
TO MR. MARCHE: A detective agency for his lost drills.
TO MISS HIRST: A Junior chaperon so that when she takes class
to art exhibits she will get off at right station.
TO MISS REED: A list of famous quotations from Hamlet.
TO MISS BENT: A machine to answer the million questions asked
TO MISS JONES: A second pair of scissors in case the other pair
strays too far.
THIRD: To the Junior Class, our undivided attention to the neces-
FOURTH: To the Sophomore Class, our ability to get A's.
FIFTH: To the Freshman Class, our power to dominate.
SIXTH: And lastly we bequeath the following:
I. Ruth Assenza's dancing to Florence Todd.
II. Elizabeth Charter's smart retorts to Gertrude Fckert.
III. Edward Lallv's "power over women" to Wesley Grant.
IV. Morris .Miller's drawing ability to the fortunate Junior who
can follow in his footsteps.
V. Beatrice Packard's acting to the plavers of next year's Senior
VI. Ruth Griffin's blonde curls to Phyllis Pottle.
VII. William Schvyarz's golden voice to Bill Galloway.
VIII. Brenda Wells' "gift of talk" to Ruth Hall.
IX. Kenneth Worthen's and Alison Fossett's position as score-
keepers to the football scorers of 1933.
X. Maybelle Anderson's piano ability to Jean Bowser.
XI. Samuel Crosby's "gift of gab" to Elizabeth Humphrey.
XII. John Dinan's orations to future Demosthenes of W. II. S.
.XIII. Katrine Tuttle's yellow roadster to any fortunate Junior.
XIV. Margaret Fitz's laugh to .Mr. Jones' musical scale.
XV. Robert King's music talent to the orchestra of \'-)33.
XVI. Roger Gerry's crooning to Roland Butters.
XVII. Joseph Giunta's intelligence to John Downing.
XVIII. John Robert's palmolive complexion to David Mildram.
XIX. Leo Ryan's sleepiness to Jess O'Keefe.
XX. Lloyd Shea's jazz ambition to Ruth Surette.
XXI. Leon Dulong's football ability to John Modica.
XXII. Daniel Burbine's physique to Danny Pratola.
XXIII. Willie Walkins' young endearing charms to Bill Grace.
XXIV. John Sawin's everlasting smile to "Steve" McDaniels.
XXV. Bert Barn's curly hair to Bill Russell.
XXVI. Bill Bliss's success with the ladies to Donald Whitehouse.
XXVII. Muriel Cameron's voice to Hazel Moses.
XXVIII. Edward Dinan's quietness to Sam Warner.
XXIX. Dave Dellinger's speed to George Thompson.
XXX. Dave MacLeod's beard to Reggie Muse.
XXXI. Frank Mugford's build to Phil Spaulding.
XXXII. Jimmy O'Keefe's line to any unfortunate Junior.
XXXIII. Mary Griffith's spontaneity to Jennie Hoag.
XXXIV. Bob Purdy's manliness to Boil Wiswall.
XXXV. George Robinson's red cheeks to Scott Bailey.
XXXVI. Jenny Smith's calmness to Ruth Surette.
XXXVII. Ruth Whitten's class to Miriam Roderick.
XXXVIII. Edith Dean's cheerfulness to |ean Macdonald.
XXXIX. Ruth Ream's art ability to the artists of 1933.
XL. Lionel Chaulk's athletic ability to Walter Comee.
XLI. Gardner Peterson's dainty walk to Martin Shedd.
XLII. The Sail Syncopalors to Reggie Must'.
XLI 1 1. Robert Shea's alibis to any unfortunate Junior.
XLIV. Wallace Chesley's persuasive power to Allan Taylor.
XLV. William Sparkes' grin to Haskell Fields.
Lastly, We hereby appoint .Mr. Peterson executor of this our last Will and
Testament, hereby revoking all former wills made by us.
In Witness Whereof. We have hereunto subscribed our names the
sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and
Class of 1932
1. Katrine Tuttle
2. Ruth Reams
3. Edward Dinan
4. John Sawin
We whose names are hereto subscribed do certify that on the sixth
day of June. A. D. l c )32, the Class of 1932 die testators, subscribed their
names to the testament in our presence and in the presence of each of us,
at the same time, in our presence and hearing, declared the same to be
their last Will and Testament, and requested us, and each of us, to sign
our names thereto as witness to the execution thereof, which we hereby do
in the presence of the testator and of each other on the said date, and
right opposite our names our respective places of residence.
B. L. Caswell, residing at Wakefield, .Massachusetts.
Donald White, residing at Wakefield. Massachusetts.
Behold in the pages of Who's Who,
Appearing in 1952,
The notable deeds of '32!
These twenty years have flown fast;
The future has become the past,
And '32 is famed at last.
So listen as we read to you
Of deeds remarkable but true.
Done by the class of '32.
*-r* HE first name that I see on the pages of "Who's Who in 1952" is
£ Ignazio Bonfanti. Why! He is mayor of Wakefield, which
SMfasJ has at last become a city. To assist him as aldermen are Mary
MacDougall, Ruth E. Griffin, Catherine Quinn, Charles Butler, and Clare
White. Lorraine Lynch is Chief of Police; Alison Fossett, Tax Collec-
tor; and Mary McGrail, Traffic Commissioner.
Here's someone else prominent in the Class of '32. John Dinan,
President of the Irish Republic! His impassionate oration, demanding
"Liberty or death," has resulted in the complete recognition by the entire
world of Ireland's national independence.
What's this? I see that James Cotter has become president of the
First National Stores and is a bitter business rival of Ed Grant, who has
made the Ames Stores an international chain.
Speaking of business successes, did you know that Lloyd Shea has
made quite a name for himself as president of the American Television Co.
and that Robert Curley is owner of the greatest show on earth, the
Curley Circus? Alfred Ghibellini and Wilhelm Erikson are known
as the funniest clowns in existence; and Curley has two remarkable
midgets in Thomas Egan and Edward Tally. Esther Loughlin is billed
as the fat lady; and Marjorie Allman. as the lion-tamer. Edith Dean
and Jeanette Gardner are bare-hack riders; and Beatrice Packard an acro-
bat. I'd like to see that circus.
Here's a name that might interest you — Sam Crosby. His business
lias expanded until he has become president of the National Dairy Asso-
ciation. At his Lynnfield Dairy he has as farm hands: Carl Olsson,
Francis Payzant, Peter Sawchuk, and Richard Pyburn, with Caroline
Haskell, Florence Pratt. Marjorie Wellman, and Edna Hayward as milk-
Why, here's something about Cornelius Movnihan! lie is editor ol
the Wakefield Daily Item, which now has a competitor, the Wakefield
.Morning Glory, with Alice Clark as its first editor. Among the adver-
tisers in the two papers are the Finn, Gill, and Schefisch Fisheries, with
Katherine Winkler supervising the Codfish Cake Canning Dept. Huff's
1 lull'v Pull's are mentioned, with Pose Guttadauro as candy tester; as well
as the Crisp Crinkley Crackers, with the chief pretzel bender in Donald
Duley. Apparently our class has gone in heavily for food, for we find
another successful firm listed here, the Kelloway, kelloway and Kelloway
Karoway Rookie Ko.
To turn from food to literature. Under Leon Dulong's name it is
announced that he has won the Pulitzer Prize for the outstanding novel of
1952. Good for you, Sub!
Oh, here's an athlete who hasn't turned literary. David Dellinger
is famed as a second De Mar, having won his eleventh Marathon, closely
followed by George Tucker, who boasts of nine victories. It looks like
the pair have had a monopoly on first place in the annual classic during
the past twenty years.
Here's another athlete of the class of 1932, Frank Mugford. He's
become coach of Notre Dame; and his team is about to meet that of
Harvard, coached by our old friend, William Sparks. That will be a
game worth seeing!
What's this? Emanuel D'Ambrosio! He is president of the
D'Ambrosio Construction Company, specializing in schools and prisons;
and he has just completed the latest new Wakefield High School, designed
by the famous architect, George Young. The grounds were landscaped
by Mary Foster and executed under a sub-contract by the Grady Grading
Company, owned by William Grady.
Speaking of the Wakefield High School, perhaps you'd be interested
to know that Willard Atwell is principal, Jimmie O'Keefe is submaster,
and Eleanor Nutt is dean. Emma Price is heading the aeronautics de-
partment, and John Confalone, the commercial department. Jessie Clem
is teaching manual training; Morris Miller, drawing: and Elizabeth Call-
Why here are the Bliss Brothers, Zenas and William! They've just
erected another unit in their world famous hotel chain. Tom Parsons is
manager with the following staff: house detective, Carl Johnson; house
secretary, Edwina Neal ; barber, Joseph Migliore; manicurist, Betty
Steele; hairdresser, Joyce Clemons; and Warren Cooke, the chef. The
paintings in the lobby were designed by Miriam Brandt. One of the
unique features is the television studio with its hostess, Barbara Sheldon.
The famous Beebe Night Club has become the social center of Wake-
lield, with Catherine and Claire Shanahan as dual hostesses. Leading
features are Zeke Shea as gigilo, and the Brown-Eaton dance team. The
dignified head waiter is Ernest Flannigan: and the music is furnished
nightly by Rudy Gerry's popular orchestra, composed of John Buckle,
manager of the drums; George Robinson and Joseph Guinta, scraping the
violins; John Sawin, with wonderful control over the slide trombone;
Wallace Chesley, playing the trumpet; Mabel Anderson at the piano; and
Marjorie Messer still performing on her sax. Robert King's hits from his
latest popular show are in constant demand.
Oh, here is Clare White's name. She has made a great success with
her White's White Laundry, where white clothes are made whiter. And
that reminds me of another prosperous Wakefield firm, the Kuklinsky Ku-
kumber Ko., with Margaret Whitehead and Jean Wheeler as outstanding
saleswomen. Also we have Dorothy Eastman general superintendent of
the Eastman Kodak Company, with Wesley Mason as head chemist of the
laboratory. Rena Fuller is manager of the Fuller Brush Company.
What's this! William Walkins has succeeded in establishing the
Wakesaw Sanitarium with a staff of leading men and women, such as Leo
Ryan, head doctor; Muriel Cameron, head nurse; Letty Christie, Evelyn
Thistle, Jennie Smith, assistants; and Doris McClintock, dietitian.
1 see that Katrine Tuttle, who is the chairman of the new Sweetser
Musical Series, has announced the following program for 1952: — Jan. 6:
Ruth Boudreau, famous concert pianist; Jan. 26: Eleanor Daland, the
golden-throated soprano; Feb. 10: Warren Farrell, America's Harmonica
Why here's Effie Hoag who has charge of the Beebe Library Building
in Greenwood, with Margaret Murphy and Dorothy Saunders as assist-
ants. Charles O'Connell, captain of the Greenwood Police Station, has
appointed Esther Peterson as policewoman of the new library.
Kenneth Worthen, I notice, is the owner of the Worthen Golf Course
in Lynnfield. He has as his pro, Gordon Tuttle; and as caddies: Mar-
garet Fitz, Eleanor Glover, Madeline 1 1 owe, and Mary Granese.
Al Smith is still running for the presidency. Oh, that is Alson
Smith of Wakefield, who is the candidate for the Democrats against Ed-
ward Dinan, who is a Progressive,
Here's Purdy's name, founder of the Purdy School of Physical Edu-
cation. On the faculty we see Eleanor Collins, Priscilla Lamprey, and
Dorothy Curtis. By the way, Catherine Lawless is the founder of an-
other school, the Lawless Institute of Law. Mary llurton, Eunice Pelley
and David MacLeod are among the instructors.
Bert Barry! Hurrah for Bert, the second Babe Ruth! And say!
Daniel Burbine, the successor of 1 lenri Diglane, has wrestled the title from
Turning from sports to society, we find that Margaret Rogers is now
the wife of the ambassador to the court of St. James. Byron Stokes and
Dorothy Petersen, as Romeo and Juliet, are just concluding a six months
run on Broadway.
Dorothy Clark is carrying on the valuable work of Dorothy Dix in
giving her splendid advice to the love-lorn, and Richard Muse is follow-
ing in the footsteps of Walter Winchell in his gossip of Broadway.
Here's Brenda Wells! She is enjoying her fourth and latest breach
of promise suit. It grieves us to see .Miss Wells again mistreated by a
cruel and heartless man. I ler attorney is George Simpson. New York's
leading heart-break lawyer, and the judge for the case is I lis Honor,
Stephen Brenan. The jury, a notable one. composed of Mary McMana-
min, Dorothy Doucette, Mary Sheridan. Helen Kirmes, Ellen Slattery,
Aha Pinto, Ruth Dodge, Cora Seavy, Virginia Lee, Charlotte Holt. Caro-
line Scott, and Arthur Hampton, rendered the decision eleven to one
against Miss Wells.
The Peterson Perfect Pictures, with Gardner Peterson as president,
has just released "Beauty and the Beast", starring Gertrude Vandenburg
and Stanley Dearborn. The villain of this picture is William Schwarz,
with Mary Griffiths as comedienne. Others prominent in the movie world
are Mamie DeFelice, the second Dolores Del Rio, and Ruth L. Griffin, the
Jean Harlow of l c )52. Mario Ferrar is following in the footsteps of John
Barrymore, and Mary Le Blanc is the present-day Irene Bordoni of movie
and radio fame. And Elizabeth Chattier is starring in the l.erov
Paul Lazzaro's expedition has just left for darkest Africa in search
of the "Lost Chord". Geraldine Lovering has been chosen the photogra-
pher and Ruth Assenza, Flnah Beyea, Vera Blaisdell, Grace Russell, and
Catherine Cotter have been allowed to join it.
What's this? Carrie Findlay is president of Wellesley; Thelma Han-
light is secretary; and Ann I Iennessey, dean. Others on the faculty are
Virginia Woodbury, instructor of music; Helen Greany, track coach; and
Ruth Reams, in charge of public speaking and singing. Verna Jenkins,
connected with the college, is endeavoring to cross a prune with a lemon.
Oh yes! And finally, here's Ruth Whitten trying to win the bathing
beauty contest at Saugus' water front, with George Wengen and Leonard
Kallenburg also in the race!
You've heard the deeds of '32,
Found in the pages of Who's Who,
Appearing in 1952.
We hope the future pleases you.
We've tried to paint it bright but true,
With scarce a cloud in skies of blue.
We bid you now a fond adieu,
And wish a lot of luck to you.
Goodbye, Godspeed to '32.
History of the Class of 1332
*T* HE most enjoyable day of our freshman year was the first day,
Vi September 9, 1928. The upper classmen were not there so we
SeaJaHy reigned supreme. Those who had come from the Lafayette
School had some experience in the routine which would be used at the high
school and were less nervous. But our friends from Greenwood and
Lynnfield had a more difficult task to face.
The difficult)', however, was readily overcome by all and, our be-
wilderment over, we soon became accustomed to our environment. We
worked in close co-operation with our classmates from Greenwood and
Lynnfield and our efforts soon bore fruit.
The freshman class was fortunate in having good athletes. It was
ably represented in track, basketball, baseball and football. The boys,
by their hard work and determination to represent their class favorably,
were molded into fine players and soon won recognition in their respect ive
teams. We took an important part in the skirmish with the sophomores
in the inter-class meet, David Dellinger running the mile and the half
mile, John Dinan the quarter, and Edward Dinar) the relay.
Girls' teams also made good progress. Jean Wheeler was elected cap-
tain of the hockey team. Jeannette Gardner and Jean Wheeler were
chosen as freshman members on the athletic council.
Numerous division clubs were formed. The class as a whole was
well represented in the various school clubs.
Margaret Fitz was chosen to represent the freshman class on the Ex-
ecutive Board of the Inter Nos Club. Class leaders arose, but the real
leadership of the class was to be awarded the following year.
Those who were not athletically inclined as well as those who were.
made outstanding records in their studies. From a class of 283, 266 came
out at the end of the year with flying colors, ready to become sophomores.
Ah, with what relief we threw down our title of freshmen to the in-
coming class, and arose to accept the honor of being called sophomores.
We thought our importance equalled that of the seniors; but now that we
have had that pleasure of superiority, we have discovered that the impor-
tance of three years ago was merely imaginary.
The class, as an organized body of pupils, came into being the first
week in November. We felt very important to have elections of our own.
Our class officers were: President. William Sparkes; Vice-President, .Mar-
cus Beebe; Secretary, Eleanor Glover; Treasurer, Margaret lit/.
The officers were introduced to active duty on March fourth, when we
held our first class meeting. President Sparkes chose two members from
each sophomore home room to constitute the color and motto committees
The members of the color committee were: .Mamie DeFelice, Emma Price,
Marjorie Messer, Lionel Chaulk, Donald Duley, Casimir Kuklinsky, Rich-
ard Pyburn. Orchid and silver were the colors chosen. The members
of the motto committee: Thelma Gill, Effie Hoag, Alda Pinto. Mary Sheri-
dan, Mario Ferrara, Lewis Millet, Richard Meuse, Guv Pasqualino. The
motto selected was "Forward ever, backward newer."
Our class was well represented in athletic circles. Leon Dulong,
Daniel Burbine, James O'Keefe, Frank Mugford, and Robert Curley
became heroes in our eyes, a position which they have made more secure
in the last two years by their work on the varsity gridiron. We should
not forget William Sparkes, Edward Dinan. and Zenas Bliss who followed
closely behind them. A feather in the caps of the sophomores was the
fact that Leon Dulong was made captain-elect for the next year's football
Hockey was revived that winter. Robert Purdy and Robert Shea
upheld the class reputation by their playing.
Bert Barry, William Sparkes, Richard Curley, Daniel Burbine, Wes-
ley Ball, Frank Mugford and Robert Shea became closely affiliated with
The girls proved that they also were of an athletic mind. Each
sport had a team composed of the members of the sophomore class. The
captains were: hockey, Dorothy Peterson; baseball, Eleanor Daland;
basketball and track, Ruth L. Griffin.
The Masque Club honored us by selecting two of the new members,
Beatrice Packard and James O'Keefe, to participate in the plays produced
The pleasing voices of William Schwarz, Kenneth Worthen, and Emil
Apenes were heard frequently in the Boys' Glee Club.
Margaret Fitz was elected treasurer of the Inter Nos Club and man-
aged the finances of the club in an able manner.
In spite of the fact that we had found our sophomore year very in-
teresting we were happy, when June came, to discard the title of sopho-
more and to be jolly juniors.
Vacation passed very quickly, too quickly for some. One week after
Labor Day we all trooped back to school gay, tanned, and ready for work.
The class numbered exactly one hundred and ninety-nine. The first day
Coach Healey started football with Leon Dulong as captain. In a few
weeks regular games began, and although they did not always turn out
in our favor, a number of juniors made the first team. Those who
received letters were Leon Dulong, Edward Dinan, Robert Curley, James
O'Keefe, Daniel Burbine, Willard Atwell, William Sparkes, Zenas Bliss,
ignazio Bonfanti, Samuel Crosby, Paul Lazzaro, Frank Mugford, and
Guy Pasqualino. George Tucker was the outstanding track star.
The girls were busy each afternoon playing field-hockey. The junior
team, led by Dorothy Peterson, came through with flying colors.
Early in October the following class officers were elected: President,
Kenneth Worthen; Vice-President, Frank Mugford; Secretary, Lillian
Gill; Treasurer, Carrie Findlay. Then came the Junior Prom — the finest
Prom ever. The gym was decorated with the class colors, orchid and
silver; and McPartland's Orchestra kept everybody gay until 12 o'clock.
During intermission some of the school's best dancers bowed low to the
tune of the Minuet.
Everybody, boys and girls, had a chance to play basketball when
winter came. The girls' junior team placed second, while the boys' junior
team won the cup. On the varsity squad Daniel Burbine was the only
junior to get a letter. Marcus Beebe and Zenas Bliss received numerals.
The following members of our class were elected to office in the Inter
Nos Club: Vice-President, Margaret Fitz; Treasurer, Eleanor Foster;
Board of Directors, Margaret Rogers and Jean Wheeler.
The senior staff of the Booster was replaced by the junior staff the
last of March. Morris .Miller was elected editor-in-chief with sub-editors
Miriam Brandt, James Cotter. Doris McClintock, Sally Parker, Robert
Purely, Gordon Tuttle, William Walkins, Ruth Whitten, Wilhelm Erikson
and Robert Shea.
The sudden death of Mrs. Guillow, our friend and teacher, on April
1st cast a shadow of gloom over the school for many a day, and her loss
was keenly felt.
The warm, balmy days of Spring rolled around before we knew it.
Baseball, track, and tennis teams were chosen, and the juniors made up a
large part of each team. Junior boys receiving letters in baseball were:
Bert Barry, Robert Curley, William Sparkes, and Daniel Burbine. The
boys receiving track letters were: Edward Lally, David Dellinger, Robert
Purdy and Paul Lazzaro.
The Glee Club concert was held on February 20; the Masque Club
plays April 24 and 25, and the Orchestra gave its concert May 8. While
these events were not junior class events, many of our classmates took
part in them. The R. O. T. C. prize drill was held June 6. Results of
the prize drill meant promotion of many juniors to battalion officers.
Our days from then on were numbered and vacation couldn't come
soon enough. On June 27 the school doors closed for the summer and
"Happy Days Were Here Again."
Our senior year is almost over. It has been probably the most im-
portant and busiest year of our young lives. It is hard to realize that we
will not be coming back to Wakefield High School next year. Old friends
will be parted, some going into the business world, and some going to
college. In either case, new friends will be made and new associations
formed; but I doubt if anyone will, or can forget, the good old days when
we were just a lot of high school boys and girls.
Our class officers this year were as follows:
President, William Bliss; Vice-President, George Wengen; Secretary,
Margaret Fitz, and Treasurer, Katrine Tuttle.
Our activities were limited on account of the two-session plan which
was necessitated by lack of room. The three upper classes attended school
in the morning from 8 to MM) o'clock, and the freshmen and eighth grad-
ers came in the afternoon from 1 to 5 o'clock. For this reason, we were
forced to give up the public speaking classes, and the Inter Nos Club as
an active organization.
Our football season was one of the most successful in many years.
The class of '33 will have to work hard to come anywhere near the example
set for them by this year's team. The senior boys who received letters
were: Daniel Burbine, Leon Dulong, Captain; James O'keefe, Zenas
Bliss, Paul Lazzaro, Edward Dinan, Frank Mugford, William Sparkes,
Robert Curley and Robert Purdy.
Basketball letter men this year were Daniel Burbine, Marcus
Beebe, David Dellinger, Paul Lazzaro. /enas Bliss, and John Buckle,
manager. The girls were represented in basketball by: Alice Clark,
Eleanor Glover, Margaret Fitz, Ruth L. Griffin, Charlotte Holt,
Madeline Howe, Beatrice Packard, Dorothy Peterson, Gertrude Van-
denberg, Ruth Whitten, Ruth Assenza, Katrine Tuttle, Mary LeBlanc,
Eleanor Daland, Captain. The girls also started bowling at the "Y"
late in the year. This was in the nature of an experiment, and no
letters or numerals were given.
The Senior Play. "Summer is A'Comin In," was given on Novem-
ber 24 and 25 with a different cast each night. Those taking part in
the play were: David Dellinger, John Buckle, George Wengen, George
Robinson, Gardner Peterson, Beatrice Packard, Mary Griffiths,
Margaret Rogers, Eleanor Glover, Barbara Sheldon, Jean Wheeler, Don-
ald Huff, Leroy Rendall, James O'Keefe, Edward Lally, Roger Gerry,
Elizabeth Callbeck, Katherine Winkler, Margaret Fitz, Jeannette Gard-
ner, Edwina Neal, Irene Beard.
The Inter Nos girls and Hi-Y boys gave a play called "Tweedles" on
April 1. This is the first time the two clubs have combined, and if the
success of their first effort is any sign, they will probably continue this
practice in the future. Both plays were under the able direction of Miss
A. True Hardy, of the faculty.
Our main social function, the Senior Party, was held on February 5,
1932. The success of the party was due to President Bliss and his com-
mittee — Maybelle Anderson, Ruth Boudreau, Alice Clark, Joyce Clemons,
Thelma Hanright, Priscilla Lamprey, Grace Russell, Margaret Whitehead,
Ruth Whitten, Virginia Woodbury, James Cotter, Maxwell Eaton, Carl
Johnson, Robert King, Wesley Mason, James O'Keeffe, Thomas Parsons,
Leo Ryan, William Sparkes, and Kenneth Worthen.
The baseball team had a good season, with William Sparkes, Daniel
Burbine, Captain Robert Curley, Manager Zenas Bliss, and Edward
Dinan adding to their glory as all-round athletes.
The High School Orchestra had a very successful season. The W. H. S.
Boys' Band under the direction of Mr. Fanck, wound up its season with a
concert and dance held at the Lynnfield Center Town Hall on April 8.
As usual, the officers of the battalion, William Bliss, Morris Miller,
Willard Atwell, Lloyd Shea, Gardner Peterson, and Sam Crosby, kept the
boys happy, contented, and obedient, by their soft and gentle words. It
is always an inspiring sight to see a battalion of boys marching over the
This year there was quite a controversy as to whether we should have
a year book. We finally decided on a year book instead of the regular
graduation pictures. The year book staff is as follows:
Editor-in-Chief — Jean Wheeler.
Business Manager — James O'Keefe.
Assistant Business Manager — Wilhelm Erikson.
Literary Editors — Alson Smith, Chairman; Marcus Beebe, Eleanor
Glover, Mary Granese, Miriam Brandt, Madeline Howe, Beatrice
Committee: Donald Huff, Marjorie Messer, Kenneth Worthen,
Emanuel D'Ambrosio, John Confalone, Lloyd Shea, Alfred Ghibellini,
Eleanor Daland, Ruth Dodge.
In a few days we shall be graduated from the Wakefield High School,
and as we stand on the threshold of life, let us keep before us our class
motto, "FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER."
Most Conscientious Barbara Sheldon
Most Original Leroy Rendall
Most Courteous George Wengen
Most Likely to Succeed Morris Miller
Class Shark Mary Granese
Class Grind Eleanor Glover
Most Bashful John Roberts
Class Cut-Up Wilhelm Erikson
Class Flirt Gertrude Vandenberg
Class Giggler Margaret Fitz
Jolliest Boy Roger Gerry
Prettiest Girl Beatrice Packard
Most Attractive Boy Robert Purdy
Class Actress Jean Wheeler
Class Actor Leroy Rendall
Most Dignified Girl Margaret Whitehead
Most Dignified Boy Robert Purdy
Most Athletic Girl Ruth Griffin
Most Athletic Boy Daniel Burbine
Most Fashionable Girl Katrine Tuttle
Class Dude Wallace Chesley
Most Popular Girl Margaret Fitz
Most Popular Boy William Bliss
Class Orator John Dinan
Class Diplomat William Bliss
Class Bluffer James O'Keefe
Junior Girl Most Popular with the Senior Class Jean Macdonald
Junior Boy Most Popular with the Senior Class Walter Comee
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